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Wade helps England Sevens to victory over Wales

England Sevens recorded their third victory by beating Wales 26-5 in their last pool match of the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens

Ben Ryan's side have been dominant all tournament only conceding five points in three matches after wins against Hong Kong (45-0), Japan (45-0) and now Wales which takes them into tomorrow's Cup competition where they will face Australia.

James Rodwell (Moseley) got England's opening try, his second today, whilst London Wasps Academy winger Christian Wade, went in under the posts after running inside from a ruck. Wales had a try disallowed from the restart for obstruction and England's captain Ben Gollings (Gold Coast) slotted both conversions to send his team in 14-0 up at the break.

Wales came back at England within the first minute of the second half kicking deep to steal the ball from Oliver Lindsay-Hague (Harlequins) to power over but failed to convert. Lindsay-Hague returned the favour two minutes later with a charge down the wing to go in under the posts for Gollings to convert.

Nick Royle (Fylde) scored his third of the day after receiving Gollings' offload to go over in the corner before Wales' Ryhs Shellard was sent to the sin bin.

England kick off against Australia in the Cup quarter final at 12.33pm (local time, GMT+8)


Tom Powell (Cambridge), Chris Brightwell (Bedford), Christian Wade (London Wasps), James Rodwell (Moseley), Oliver Lindsay-Hague (Harlequins), Ben Gollings (capt, Gold Coast, Australia), Mat Turner (Bristol Rugby)

Replacements: Josh Drauniniu (Royal Navy/Harlequins), Jake Abbott (Worcester Warriors), Nick Royle (Fylde), Dan Caprice (Blackheath), Don Barrell (Saracens)

Scorers: Tries: Rodwell, Wade, Lindsay-Hague, Royle; Cons: Gollings (3)

Hong Kong Sevens fixtures and results:
March 26, England 45-0 Hong Kong
March 27, England 45-0 Japan
March 27, England 26-5 Wales
March 28, Cup quarter final England v Australia

Watch England Sevens in action on May 22 & 23 at the Emirates Airline London Sevens, their only home tournament on the IRB Series. Tickets are available from