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Monday, December 05, 2011

England win the 2011 Dubai Sevens - Highlights from Day two

Defending champions England won the Dubai leg of the HSBC IRB World Series Sevens with a 29-12 victory over France. Man of the Tournament Mat Turner scored twice, after his team had beaten New Zealand and Fiji en route to the final.

Dan Norton, Isoa Damudamu, and Rob Vickerman also scored in the final as the team in orange lifted the spirits of England rugby fans after what has been a tough few weeks. Women's rugby was also on good form as the Test team won their three match series vs New Zealand.

"Mat’s acceleration off the base was phenomenal. He was a huge difference in the side. Last year Ollie Linvey-Haig lit it up for us, this year Mat got all the plaudits and rightly so," said coach Ben Ryan on Mat Turner's two tries and great performance throughout the tournament.

"We had gas at the base, gas on the wing with Dan Norton and with Isoa Damu in the middle as the glue that connected the two together. Our backline finally got going," he added.

Australia won the Plate after beating South Africa, while Fiji beat Argentina in the Bronze final. Scotland convincingly beat the USA in the Bowl final, and Samoa beat Kenya to take the Shield.

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Posted at 10:51 am | 9 comments

IRB World Series Sevens - Dubai Highlights Day 1

England beat Samoa to take the 2010 Dubai Sevens title

New Zealand win the 2009 Dubai Sevens final against Samoa

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moddeur December 05, 2011 2:06 pm

What's with England's tiger stripper outfits?

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Edmund December 05, 2011 2:15 pm

I think you mean "Ollie Lindsay-Hague"

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WelshOsprey December 05, 2011 4:23 pm

I think the england kit looks real nice

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anonymous no7 December 05, 2011 6:28 pm

Feels odd to see an England 7s side without Ben Gollings

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Colombes December 05, 2011 10:56 pm

when will the sevens be olympic? london 2012 or rio 2016
good to watch one rugby where outsiders nations can have their chances, rather the traditional "15" big fives

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Wirepa December 06, 2011 1:14 am

Anybody know where I can get my hands on the England top?

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Stubby December 06, 2011 7:36 am

YAY
I can watch these in Firefox again!
Whatever was broken is now fixed.

Rio in '16

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Tex15 December 06, 2011 1:24 pm

As a Scotsman I hate the fact that I really like the England 7s kit!

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