England Men Sevens in up quarter-finals

England men Sevens progressed to the Cup quarter-finals in Vancouver after winning two of their opening three games.

James Rodwell's side will now face Australia (KO 19:03 GMT/12:03 local time and live on Sky Sports Action) having finished second in their group behind South Africa.

In England's first game, Argentina were reduced to six men early in the first half and England capitalised spreading the ball to Will Edwards who dived over to score, and Edwards added England's second soon after, spotting a gap in the middle of Argentina's defence to sprint through and score under the posts - Tom Mitchell's two conversions making it 14-0 at half-time.

England looked dangerous whenever they had the ball in hand and broke free in the second half to release Tom Bowen for their third try, and Phil Burgess dotted down for England's fourth under the posts before Tom Emery showed electric speed to add the fifth.

Will Glover saw a late yellow for a deliberate knock down but it didn't change the result with the game finishing 31-0 to Rodwell's side.

In their second game against Japan, England were ahead after 30 seconds when Alex Davis, recently back from a long-term injury lay-off, spotted space on the left wing and ran in from his own half.

A set piece move from a scrum saw Tom Mitchell set up Bowen and he raced away for an untouched score, before Davis read a Japan pass near their own line to intercept and touch down for a simple try as it was 15-0 at the turn.

Emery’s hitch kick and superb speed saw him break the line and race in from the halfway line, Charlton Kerr bounced off a Japanese defender close to their line to stroll over as England closed out a 29-0 win to make it two shut outs in a row.

England were comfortably beaten in their final group match by South Africa with the LA Sevens champions running in six tries to win 38-0.

The result meant England progressed to the final eight of the competition in second place from their pool and will face Australia who topped their group.

Tom Bowen
Phil Burgess
Alex Davis
Will Edwards
Mike Ellery
Tom Emery
Will Glover [Newcastle University]
Ben Harris
Will Hendy
Alfie Johnson
Charlton Kerr
Tom Mitchell (C)
Noah Sixton [Unattached]

Pool A: England 31-0 Argentina
Tries: Edwards '3, '7, Bowen '9, Burgess '11, Emery '12

Pool A: England 29-0 Japan
Tries: Davis '1,'5, Bowen '3, Emery '8, Kerr '10

Pool A: South Africa 38-0 England

Cup quarter-final - Australia v England (KO 19:03 GMT/12:03 local time)