England Sevens progress to quarter-finals in Singapore

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As a result, the ensuing struggles were "a natural outcome", according to Baber, whose side finally picked up their first title in this season's World Rugby Sevens series in Hong Kong last week after failing to do so in the previous six legs.

The Farrer product came up with a try-saving tackle, and quickly got to his feet to force a penalty in the opening minute of the game as the USA made their intentions clear early.

The reigning back-to-back World Series champions, boosted by the return of forwards Isake Katonibau and Jasa Veremalua, had lost three finals (Dubai, Wellington and Las Vegas) to series leaders South Africa before ending that losing streak last Sunday.

Kenya pulled off a stunning 30-7 upset over Fiji in last year's final. "It is how we react to the rival's game that is crucial in safeguarding a positive performance", said Simiyu.

"When you fit that together with the other skills and attributes of the other players. that's when you get close to replicating the performance (you want)".

"Having that breakthrough. was an awesome thing and it just was a happy moment for us", he said.

Injera, who is the second all-time try scorer in Sevens history with 244 touchdowns, was surpassed by England's Dan Norton just last weekend at the Hong Kong Sevens.

Porch was prominent over the weekend scoring in their pool win over Kenya, and setting up a try for Lachie Anderson against Samoa with a chip over the top.

James Rodwell was then sent to the bin for a deliberate knock on and Frank Wanyama took advantage of the extra man, spotting a gap on the blindside before sniping down the right wing to score.

"It's a real simple one, but you still get a bit nervous", said Bibby.

Both Kenya and France failed to qualify for the Cup quarters.

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