- England secure two wins in Las Vegas
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England Sevens made it two wins from two on day one of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens series in Las Vegas to sit top of Pool B.
It was an impressive start from England to the opening day as they ran in six tries in the 40-12 win over Canada, before a 33-12 victory over Wales as Tom Bowen ran in a hat-trick.
England's final group game is against World Champions South Africa, who have also won two from two, to decide who will top the group, and it is a game can watch on Sky Sports Arena on Saturday 3 March at 22:10 GMT.
In the build-up to the tournament, Head of England Sevens Simon Amor spoke about being playing with 'accuracy and excitement' and England got off to the perfect start with Phil Burgess crossing after the first minute.
Richard de Carpentier's first and Ollie Lindsay-Hague's long range score put England 21-12 up at the break in what was looking like a tight contest.
However, three further second half scores saw England pull away as De Carpentier, Tom Bowen and Tom Mitchell, who slotted five conversions, all went over.
It was another flying finish that got England off and running against Wales, with Bowen crossing after 90 seconds from a looping Mitchell pass.
Bowen's second came after he chased his own kick forward and was able to dot down after some smart footwork and his hat-trick was off a superb cut back line from another Mitchell pass to sprint into the corner - his fourth try in two games.
England led 21-5 at half-time, but Luke Morgan's score just after the interval put Wales back in the contest before the men in white showed their clinical side again.
Mitchell's smart finish out wide was followed by some neat footwork by Dan Norton that gave him the space he needed to sprint away from the defenders and score England's fifth and final try.
“Today saw two good performances from the boys – I’m really pleased with the effort and the attitude against a couple of quite challenging teams,” said England Sevens captain Tom Mitchell.
“Canada and Wales both came out with pretty tough performances so it was good to get those two wins under our belts and we’re excited to rest up and go again tomorrow.”
England Sevens squad:
Tom Bowen, Dan Bibby, Phil Burgess, Richard de Carpentier, Mike Ellery, Harry Glover, Ollie Lindsay-Hague, Ruaridh McConnochie, Tom Mitchell (c), James Rodwell, Dan Norton, Ethan Waddleton.
England’s Pool B fixtures (all in GMT)
England 40-12 Canada
England 33-12 Wales
England v South Africa (Saturday 3 March, 22:10pm)