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Scotland retain London Sevens crown in style

22 May 2017, 03:55 | Vickie Mathis

Tom Kingston returns to the Australian squad for the London Sevens. DAN HIMBRECHTS

Tom Kingston returns to the Australian squad for the London Sevens

They will now face the United States of America for a place in the Final of the completion they won in such spectacular fashion a year ago.

England and Canada followed that and the hosts were clearly up for the challenge, with dream-teamer Ollie Lyndsey-Hague executing a handsome goose-step to score under the sticks early on.

But there seemed little prospect of even a draw at Twickenham as New Zealand surged into a 21-0 lead at half-time in Sunday's quarter-final thanks to tries from Sam Dickson, Fa'asiu Fuatai and Andrew Knewstubb.

Eleven female national teams are arriving in Victoria this weekend to join the Langford-based host team in preparation for next weekend's Canada Sevens, the fifth of six stops on the 2016-17 women's HSBC World Series.

England, though, are also on high, as their pool-topping performance guaranteed a second-place finish in the overall table - the first time they have achieved that since 2006.

The Scots faced the USA Eagles in the semi-final and squeezed past them despite a brace of tries from the outstanding Perry Baker, the fastest man in rugby.

After England lost their hat-trick hero from the semi-final Ollie Lindsay-Hague to a nasty looking injury in the opening minute, they managed to regroup and put the ball in the hands of Dan Norton who did the rest from inside his own half in typically scintillating fashion.

"In the final, the willingness to work for each other, that never say die attitude".

Mullins - coming onto the field in the second half - scored a try to give Canada a 15-14 lead over arch-rival U.S. with two minutes to go.

Scotland have been playing worldwide rugby union against New Zealand for 112 years.

Scotland defeated England in an scintillating HSBC London Sevens final on Sunday as South Africa were officially crowned series champions.

The Kiwis gave away a late penalty when it was discovered they had eight players on the pitch and Scotland scored the winning try.

Kenya, who went to London ranked 12th finished the season with 63 points, 35 points behind last year's haul.

"There's an very bad lot of credit that goes to the players and the staff".

Canada went 2-1-0 Saturday to reach the Cup quarter-finals.

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