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England Men Sevens defeated USA 28-7 in the bronze medal final at the HSBC Singapore Sevens.
Both teams were down to six men with Joe Schroeder and Richard de Carpentier sent to the sin bin in the opening minutes.
USA were first to capitalise on this with Marcus Fasitupe Tupuola showing his physicality and crossing for the Eagles.
A response from Dan Norton got England on the board but moments later he was sent to the bin for deliberately kicking the ball away.
Schroeder was shown red for a high tackle and England took full advantage with Will Edwards steaming down the wing to cross in the right hand corner putting England 14-7 up at the break.
It was Edwards who set up England’s third score after some nifty footwork drew in two USA defenders before a lovely offload to Harry Glover sent him strolling under the sticks.
England’s fine form continued into the final minutes of the second half with Mike Ellery crossing the whitewash for a fourth and final try.
Head of England Sevens Simon Amor commented: "It's obviously pleasing to be back on the podium after a great effort from the squad.
"As well as the challenge of picking up some more injuries this weekend, there have been some frustrating performances across the last couple of weeks, but the growth that some of our young guys have shown is really encouraging. Jamie Barden and Femi Sofolarin played particularly well, both getting their first World Series tries in Singapore."
England were defeated 26-12 in a hard-fought contest against Fiji in the Cup semi-final.
Fiji’s Josua Vakurunabili opened up the scoring with two tries inside the first four minutes leaving England trailing 12-0 at half-time.
England’s first points came courtesy of Glover after Norton ran the ball in deep, offloaded to De Carpentier who then fed Glover to stroll in.
The momentum continued in England’s favour as Norton delivered a massive try-saving tackle and Aminiasi Tuimaba was shown a yellow card for a deliberate knock-on.
Capitalising on the man advantage, Olwofela performed a spectacular dummy which sent him soaring for the posts and with a successful Tom Mitchell conversion the score was level at 12-12.
A spot in the final was not to be for England as Fiji ran in two more tries through Sevuloni Mocenacagi and Meli Derenalagi in the final two minutes of play.
After two defeats on day one, England ran in five tries to defeat Australia 31-19 in the Cup quarter-final on day two.
It was Charlton Kerr who stormed the Australian defence to dot down England’s first before he crossed again moments later for a second.
Simon Kennewell out-paced Norton and responded for Australia and after some help from his teammate Maurice Kennewell found the whitewash for a second of his own to level the score.
With moments left on the clock in the first half, De Carpentier powered down the left wing before a beautiful inside step drew in two Australian defenders and allowed him to find the line and put England 19-12 up at the break.
Norton was on hand to give England an easy start to the second half after stepping Henry Hutchinson with ease before a Mitchell dummy sent the captain across for another.
Lewis Holland capitalised on a lovely line to add a late consolation score but it wasn’t enough and England sealed victory and their place in the Cup semi-final.
Bronze medal final - England 28-7 USA
Tries: Dan Norton, Will Edwards, Harry Glover, Mike Ellery
Cup semi-final - England 12-26 Fiji
Tries: Harry Glover, Ryan Olowofela
Cup quarter-final - England 31-19 Australia
Tries: Charlton Kerr (2), Richard de Carpentier, Dan Norton, Tom Mitchell
Group C - England 36-7 Kenya
Tries: Charlton Kerr (2), Dan Norton, Tom Mitchell, Femi Sofolarin, Jamie Barden
Group C - England 0-12 Wales
No England tries
Group C - England 7-22 USA
England Men Sevens squad for Singapore:
Richard de Carpentier
Will Edwards, Mike Ellery
Tom Mitchell (c)
13th man James Rodwell