GB’s ladies and men set for Olympic Sevens after England win qualifying activities


Great Britain will play in both the guys and women’s Olympic Sevens in Tokyo subsequent yr after England won their qualifying tournaments.
England had been nominated as the selected domestic nation to symbolize GB inside the qualification occasions, and the ladies’ team beat France to reach the very last.
They then noticed off hosts Russia 19-zero in Kazan to win the match.
In the men’s occasion in Colomiers, England also faced the hosts inside the very last, beating France 31-7.
Having completed second in their organization on Saturday, the women’s crew overcame Ireland 17-7 within the sector-finals
In that fit, England trailed but Holly Aitchison responded on the stroke of half-time as they went into the break 7-5 down.
Deborah Fleming went over inside the corner to position them beforehand before Matthews sealed victory simply before complete-time.
In the annoying semi-final, Matthews crossed to present England an early lead before France leveled thru Coralie Bertrand.
Ellie Kildunne gave England the lead after the ruin and despite Valentine Lothoz’s try, two conversions from Aitchison took them via 14-12.
Neither facet made the breakthrough inside the first 1/2 of the very last, earlier than Heather Fisher squeezed via for the hole attempt to set England on their manner to Olympic qualification, with Emma Uren and Alex Matthews additionally scoring against the hosts.

“They are nevertheless a simply younger institution and it is so exciting to think what the destiny holds for them,” train James Bailey stated.
The guys’ crew beat Italy 35-zero within the final 8 after tries from Harry Glover, Tom Mitchell, Will Muir, Ben Harris, and Will Edwards.
Dan Norton, Mike Ellery, and Muir positioned England 17-zero ahead on the spoil inside the semi-very last towards Portugal earlier than Charlton Kerr and Ben Harris additionally went over in a 29-12 win.
England led France 21-7 at half-time inside the final after Norton scored a hat-trick before the destroy. Ollie Lindsay-Hague’s interception caused a fourth try to settle the contest.
Britain’s ladies’ group finished fourth while rugby sevens made its Olympic debut at Rio 2016, dropping their bronze medal in shape 33-10 to Canada, whilst the guys won silver after a forty three-7 defeat by means of Fiji in the final.

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