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Sport Australia wins sevens world series title

08:36  10 june  2018
08:36  10 june  2018 Source:

Australia top pool at London Sevens

  Australia top pool at London Sevens Australia will play England in the Cup quarter-finals after winning all three of their games on day one of the London men's rugby sevens event.Australia will next face England in the Cup quarter-final after beating Ireland 33-7, Wales 20-12 and Spain 28-22 on Saturday.

Australia make history as they win their first HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series title , but Canada claim the last tournament of the season.

Australia 's women have claimed the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series title 2015-16. In doing so, the team captained by Sharni Williams, are the first side in Australia Rugby history to win a Sevens Series title .

Players of Australia Rugby Sevens Women's team. © Tom Dulat/Getty Images Players of Australia Rugby Sevens Women's team. Australia's Olympic champion women's rugby sevens team will receive another trophy to put in their cabinet when they take out the World Rugby sevens series in Paris on Sunday.

Australia reached the final on Saturday with a 21-17 win over the host nation France.

That win means they can't be caught in the race for the overall series championship, no matter the result of Sunday's final against New Zealand.

The Kiwis - who have beaten Australia this year in the final of the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast - made the final after a 34-7 drubbing of Canada.

In the quarter-finals earlier in the day, New Zealand overcame Spain 38-0, while Australia had to come from behind to scrape past a battling Fiji 22-19.

Canada reached the semi-finals courtesy of a 26-24 win over the USA while France had an outstanding 48-7 thrashing of England.

One-punch victim Stannard announces forced retirement from rugby .
The Australian sevens captain was forced to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games after the incident.‘‘It is with great sadness that I’m announcing my forced retirement from rugby as a player due to head injuries I recently suffered,’’ the 35-year-old posted on Saturday on Instagram.

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