Blitzboks officially crowned World Series champions!

Samoa's Alamanda Motuga and Australia's Nick Malouf right in action during day one of the London Sevens at Twickenham London Saturday

"We're really, really pleased to get second in the World Series", head coach Simon Amor told CNN.

England opened the scoring to lead 5-0, but Chris Dry finished off some dazzling footwork from Specman to score and give SA a 7-5 lead at the break.

But that didn't prevent them securing runners-up spot in the overall standings, behind South Africa, after picking up three opening-day wins in the pool stage.

Possibly most remarkably of all, the team - the Scottish Rugby Union wanted to scrap it two years ago - pulled off the feat against New Zealand despite having conceded 21 unanswered first-half points in their quarter-final tie...

In the semi-final former Perthshire and Dundee HSFP wing James Fleming kept the USA's Perry Baker in check to just two tries while Robertson and Bryce kept the scores level.

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"I'm proud of the players and I'm proud of the staff, " said MacRae.

France picked up the pace after their initial pool defeat; they were run close before beating Russian Federation, 26-20, but surprised Scotland later in the day with a Pierre Popelin try making the difference as the French claimed victory, 17-12.

On a day when rivals seemed destined to meet, Canada narrowly edged out U.S. 22-19 in an all-North American battle for third place.

"I'm absolutely elated", said Riddell.

The win was preserved by the youngest and smallest player on the squad, former Howe of Fife player George Horne, who made a brilliant cover tackle and turnover on Norton to allow the Scots to play out the final seconds.

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New series champions South Africa had a slow start in Paris last week, losing to Scotland, and threatened to repeat that feat in London as they limped to a less than impressive 12-10 win over a physical Kenya side, who challenged them from the off.

England defeated world series champion South Africa 17-12 with a decisive Norton try in the quarterfinals, en route to its first final in its home event since it won in 2009.

However a 50-0 thrashing of Spain ensured they reached the quarter-finals where they will face fifth-placed USA.

It was a valuable way to end the day with a quarter-final berth against the United States of America awaiting the Aussies on Sunday morning.

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