Sevens: Wellington, NZ – England Back To Winning Ways

by Paul Cook - England have won the Wellington leg of the Sevens World Series, beating fellow surprise finalists Kenya 24-19 in extra-time to record their first Cup Final win since Dubai back in 2011. Having been consistent challengers in recent seasons on the world circuit, England’s form in the first three rounds of the 2012/13 competition had been decidedly below par. They lost the Bowl final in Australia to Spain, took the consolation prize of a Shield trophy in Dubai after losing to Portugal on Day One and could only reach the Bowl semi-finals in South Africa. Both finalists had claimed the scalp of hosts New Zealand en route to the decider, England in their opening match on Day One and Kenya in a pulsating Cup semi-final that would have taken a severe toll on their energy levels. Recovering from 14-0 down, they had turned it all arou
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