5 Dec 2010

England wins Dubai sevens tournament

6:48 am on 5 December 2010

England have won the opening round of the new IRB rugby sevens season, beating defending series champions Samoa in Dubai.

England came from behind to win 29-21.

Earlier England beat New Zealand 19-14 in the semi-finals and Samoa beat Fiji 24-21.

In the quarter-finals New Zealand beat Wales 35-7.

The second round is in South Africa next weekend.