England, featuring former St Joseph’s College pupil, endure mixed fortunes in HSBC World Sevens

Ethan Waddleton, during his time at St Joseph's College

Ethan Waddleton, during his time at St Joseph's College

England Sevens, including former St Joseph’s College schoolboy, Ethan Waddleton, experienced a difficult second day in Wellington in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

Simon Amor’s side headed into their Cup quarter-final off the back of three impressive victories on day one against Papua New Guinea (40-0), Argentina (26-7) and Kenya (31-12).

However, they were beaten by Scotland 14-12 in the last eight, also later losing their fifth-place play-off 24-0 to New Zealand.

The tournament was won by South Africa, their first victory in Wellington since 2002. Scotland won the bronze medal match, while Kenya lifted the Challenge Trophy - defeating New Zealand.

“We scored a lot of points on day one in Wellington but what the win in Cape Town proved is the performances on day one don’t really matter, how you play on day two is what’s crucial and today we didn’t reach the levels required,” said Amor.

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