England Sevens lost 14-21 to Ireland in their final game of day one to finish second in pool A of Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix Series in Marcoussis, France but have progressed to the cup quarter-final where they will face the hosts.
In the first match of the day against Spain, England ran in five tries in a 31-17 win with Harry Glover crossing twice, before Ollie Lindsay-Hague's brace helped England to a 45-7 win over Poland that set up the pool decider with Ireland.
England will face France on Sunday 1 July, the game will kick-off at 09:44 BST and you can watch it on RugbyEurope.tv here.
It a tight game throughout it was Harry McNulty who crossed for Ireland in the opening stages, before a long break by Tom Bowen down the left wing saw England level up the game.
Will Muir's line off Will Edwards' pass got England's second try shortly after but Ireland squared it up at the break though Bryan Mollen as it sat finely poised at 14-14.
After Ireland withstood some England attacking pressure, Mick McGrath straightened on a line in the middle of the park and burst through to score under the sticks.
England pressed late on but could not find a third score as Ireland won 21-14 and finished top of the pool.
Two from two
Poland started the stronger in England's second game dominating possession in the opening minute and were rewarded when Mateusz Plitcha gathered a grubber kick through for the first try.
An initial break by Mike Ellery and then good hands by Fergus Guiry set up Tom Bowen as England replied, before Richard de Carpentier picked up a loose pass to send Will Edwards running through the middle from inside his own half.
More good work by De Carpentier at the breakdown saw a the ball fall to Edwards and the England captain strolled in for a 19-7 half-time lead.
Ollie Lindsay-Hague twice showed excellent footwork and pace as he grabbed two tries, Jamie Barden gathered a loose ball from a ruck for a clear run to the line and after a Polish yellow card for a high tackle, Femi Sofolarin ran in down the left wing for England's seventh score.
A set piece move off a tap penalty inside the first minute saw England open the scoring as Harry Glover raced through on a cut back line.
An attempted break around the outside by Femi Sofolarin saw him offload to the oncoming Glover for his second, before Glover returned the favour when he passed out of a tackle to send Sofolarin through for a 17-0 half-time lead.
Edwards' neat step and break got England's fourth before Spain got themselves on the scoresheet through Marcos Poggi's kick through and gather.
England would have the final score though as Edwards' clever chip over the top was gathered by de Carpentier and he finished out wide.
England Sevens assistant coach Tony Roques: “We came up against a good Spanish side in our first game and they made us work really hard, but as always we showed a lot of grit and it was great to play some of the younger guys in that game.
“It was unfortunate that Ryan picked up an injury in our game against Poland but for the boys to continue playing with just six men on the pitch demonstrated the work rate and the attitude of this squad.
“We knew that our game against a full-strength Irish side was going to be tough but we were excited to go out there and give it our best. We demonstrated some excellent defence in that game but in some key moments we didn’t take our opportunities.
"The effort was outstanding today and we're looking forward to playing France in France tomorrow."
England Sevens squad:
Jamie Barden, Tom Bowen, Richard de Carpentier, Will Edwards (c), Mike Ellery, Harry Glover, Fergus Guiry, Charlie Hayter, Ollie Lindsay-Hague, Will Muir, Ryan Olowofela, Femi Sofolarin.
England day one schedule (all times BST)
Pool A: England 31-7 Spain
Pool A: England 45-7 Poland
Pool A: England 14-21 Ireland
Cup quarter-final: England v France