3 Feb 2013

England win Wellington sevens

3:02 pm on 3 February 2013

England produced their best performance of the season to win the Wellington leg of the IRB sevens series, while New Zealand extended their overall lead.

England beat suprise finalists Kenya 24-19 in extra time, the Africans' cause not helped by having two players sin-binned.

New Zealand, who lost to Kenya in the semi-finals, won the play-off for third against Samoa and now have 77 points, 21 points ahead of second-placed Kenya.

The fifth of nine rounds is in Las Vegas next weekend.