- England lose in final to Wales
- How England progressed on day one - read
England Women Sevens lost the Challenge Trophy final 5-12 to Wales at the Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix Series in Kazan, Russia.
James Bailey's side conceded a last minute score to lose their final game, while earlier in the day they reached the final as Ellie Kildunne scored a hat-trick in a 57-0 win over Portugal.
On day one, England started their tournament with a 17-17 draw against Italy in their pool, lost 14-24 to Poland before Ireland ran in five tries in their 0-27 victory.
Last minute defeat
England started the stronger of the two teams with only a last ditch tackle preventing Ellie Kildunne from going over after a couple of minutes.
It would be Wales who would open the as scoring Angharad Desmet stepped two defenders and sprinted in from deep.
Despite England pressure, they were unable to find a score before half-time and it took until two minutes from the end before they finally crossed when after a succession of rucks, Garner Mackinder dived over from a metre out. Helen Rowland's conversion hit the post as it sat 5-5.
Wales would win the game in the closing stages as Jasmine Joyce broke the defensive line and raced under the posts.
England Women Sevens head coach James Bailey: "Kazan provided a great development opportunity for our young players.
"Although early in our season preparations, exposure to international sevens is a key stepping stone in preparing these young players for the demands of World Series rugby.
"There was some positive individual performances and the whole squad would of learnt a lot from the experience."
Into the final
England got their first try after 30 seconds when Helena Rowland beat two defenders and raced in from 50 metres.
Abi Burton, Emma Uren, Emma Hardy and a second from Rowland saw England reach 33-0 points at half-time with just one conversion missed.
Ellie Kildunne got the scoring going in the second half when she raced in off a move from a scrum and she added he second shortly after hitting a smart and then completed her hat-trick when she raced down the right wing and stretched to score.
With time dead, England got their ninth try when Garnet Mackinder kicked through a loose ball twice and pounced on it as England reached 57 points.
England Women’s Sevens squad:
Lizzie Adam, Amy Atkinson, Shauna Bennett, Abi Burton, Samantha Graham, Emma Hardy, Ellie Kildunne, Garnet Mackinder, Celia Quansah, Helena Rowland, Sophie Tandy, Emma Uren.
England Women's Sevens schedule (all times in BST and available via RugbyEurope.tv):
Pool C: England 17-17 Italy
Pool C: England 14-24 Poland
Pool C: England 0-27 Ireland
Challenge Trophy semi-final: England 57-0 Portugal