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England finished third at the Singapore sevens after defeating Australia 14-12 in their bronze medal match.
Simon Amor’s side found themselves in the bronze medal contest after being defeated by Canada in their Cup semi-final earlier in the day and they went on to win their first ever HSBC World Rugby sevens series event.
England fielded a youthful side in the battle for third and Callum Sirker had his second world series try after stepping inside Australia defence before flying through to score, which Will Edwards converted.
However, Liam Mcnamara finished off a length of the field break from Australia to level the score and then on the stroke of half-time Henry Hutchinson went over in the corner to give his side a 12-7 lead.
Edwards spotted a gap to break Australia’s defence before releasing Harry Glover for his second world series try with the conversion giving England a two-point lead and despite late pressure they held on for victory.
Dramatic victory over Canada
Earlier, England progressed through to the Cup semi-finals after a dramatic 13-12 victory over Kenya.
Kenya scored first after Samuel Oliech finished off a break from their own 22m line and the conversion took the score to 7-0
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.
Phil Burgess scored his 50th try for England with a score in added time of the first half, powering over after a show and go created space for him to cross.
Dan Norton showed blistering pace to dart through from his own half for try number 249 on the HSBC World Rugby sevens series but crucially Dan Bibby missed the conversion as Kenya held a two-point lead.
England were then awarded a penalty in front of the posts in injury time and Bibby held his nerve and sent over the kick to set up a semi-final clash with Canada.
Defeat to Canada
England were later defeated by Canada in the Cup semi-final after being beaten 17-5.
Amor's side put Canada under early pressure but failed to break the line, twice conceding penalties for not releasing inside their opposition’s 22m.
It needed a moment of magic from Ollie Lindsay-Hague to sear through midfield and score on the stroke of half-time with Bibby missing the conversion.
Isaac Kaay powered over after the break as Canada’s physicality proved too much for England and the conversion gave them a two-point lead.
Justin Douglas flew down the left wing for Canada’s second try taking the score to 12-5 and in the final seconds Mike Fuailefau thundered through to seal the victory.
'Exciting for the future'
And Amor paid tribute to his young side, saying it boded well for the future, however, he warned they would need to improve their decision making.
"We were far from our best this weekend - our decision making wasn’t good enough and that is something we need to address going forwards," said Amor.
"However to keep on scrapping and fighting and to get on the podium with the number of injuries we have is pleasing.
He added: "To see the young guys go so well is exciting when looking to the future. A number of them started in that final game against Australia, there’s no better place to develop experience than in a medal match against tough opposition, and it was impressive the way that they all stepped up."
England Sevens squad for Singapore: Dan Bibby, Tom Bowen, Phil Burgess (capt), Richard de Carpentier, Will Edwards, Will Glover, Charlie Hayter, Ollie Lindsay-Hague, Ruaridh McConnochie, Callum Sirker, Dan Norton, James Rodwell. (13th man: Harry Glover).