England Accepts

It was some sort of weekend for England rugby – one that whilst we might have wished for was probably still a bit unexpected.

Not only did the men and the U20’s wrap up their respective 6 Nations with a game still to play, but England Women remain unbeaten at the top of their 6N table.

All three now have the opportunity to play for a Grand Slam in their games against Ireland next weekend.

I know that I mentioned all of these yesterday – but they bear repeating. More good news followed later on Sunday – the England U18’s beating Scotland 31-17 at Preston Grasshoppers.

Finally in the early hours, England won the Vancouver 7’s beating the Series leaders South Africa, by 19-7 in the final.

On the way they also beat New Zealand in the quarter final and then mighty Fiji by a staggering 40-7 in the semi-final!

Dan Norton scored late in the second half – the score left him level with Kenya’s Collins Injera as the all-time leading try scorer in world sevens. Expect him to break the record when the tour moves on to Hong Kong in April.

England are now placed second in the standings after 6 rounds – just ahead of Fiji but some way off South Africa.

A great weekend – that could only have been bettered with a big lottery win!

Obviously that was too much to ask for!


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