8 Feb 2009

England win Rugby 7s event

11:58 am on 8 February 2009

England beat New Zealand 19-17 in the Wellington final of the Rugby 7s World Series on Saturday.

New Zealand led 17-5 at halftime.

But mistakes allowed England to score three tries in the second half to win 19-17.

South Africa won the Plate final against Wales and still lead the series with 48 points. New Zealand and England are second equal on 44 points.