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England will play Australia in the Cup quarter-finals at the HSBC Singapore Sevens on Sunday (5:36am BST, live on Sky Sports).
Simon Amor's side came second in Pool C, and despite a 22-7 loss to USA, go through as result of having a greater points difference than Wales and Kenya.
USA started quickly, and starving England of possession they scored twice through Madison Hughes and Steve Tomasin to take an early 10-0 lead.
Defence was the catalyst behind England's first meaningful attack, as Richard de Carpentier forced a penalty turnover and tapped quickly. He fed Ethan Waddleton down the right hand side, who in turn lifted an offload into the path of Dan Norton to cross. But Marcus Tupuola grabbed USA's third before the break, giving them a 17-7 lead.
Kavon Williams picked the second half up where USA left the first, and found in space wide, he arced around Will Muir and cantered over to increase the lead to 22-7. England would have failed to qualify if they lost by 26 points, but their defence held on late to confirm the quarter-final spot.
Earlier on day one England were defeated 12-0 by Wales.
Wales dominated early possession and opened up the scoring through Ethan Davies who capitalised on a handling error from Charlton Kerr.
England were awarded a penalty just before the break but were unable to convert it into points and went in at the break 7-0 down.
They showed great defensive spirit in the second half, but it wasn't enough to hold Wales out, who grabbed a second score courtesy of Cai Devine to run out 12-0 winners.
England opened their HSBC Singapore Sevens campaign with a 36-7 victory over Kenya.
Kerr opened England's account, cutting through the Kenyan defence for an early score which captain Tom Mitchell duly converted.
After being named as 13th man in Hong Kong last weekend, Mitchell’s presence was noticed from the outset, and he set up Norton for England’s second. The added extras gave England a 14-point lead.
With Kenya’s Jeff Oloucha in the sin bin Mitchell capitalised on the extra man advantage, and fed Kerr to cross for 19-0 at the break.
England sealed victory with a slick second half performance courtesy of a Mitchell score, and two debut World Series tries from Femi Sofolarin and Jamie Barden.
Mitchell commented: “It’s been a tough day one in Singapore. We’ve been frustrated with some of our performances where we didn’t hit the level that we expect of ourselves.
“The important thing is that we focus on our quarter-final against Australia tomorrow who have had a good day today, so we need to be at our best. We’re excited about it and will come out fighting hard for each other and for England.”
England 36-7 Kenya
Tries: Charlton Kerr (2), Dan Norton, Tom Mitchell, Femi Sofolarin, Jamie Barden.
England 0-12 Wales
No England tries.
England 7-22 USA
England Men Sevens squad for Singapore:
Jamie Barden, Femi Sofolarin, Phil Burgess, Richard de Carpentier, Will Edwards, Mike Ellery, Harry Glover, Charlton Kerr, Tom Mitchell, Will Muir, Ryan Olowofela, Dan Norton, 13th man James Rodwell.