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Club Rugby

Rugby round-up: England beat New Zealand thanks to Tom Mitchell's last-gasp penalty to top group at London IRB Sevens

Host had earlier seen off Wales and Argentina to top their group in front of 75,000 at Twickenham

England’s captain Tom Mitchell landed a penalty with the last kick to give his side a dramatic 15-12 victory over New Zealand in the final game to top their group at the IRB Sevens at Twickenham. England had earlier beaten Wales 14-10 and Argentina 31-5.

In the Aviva Premiership Saracens flanker Justin Melck was sent off as they were beaten 31-27 by Leicester. The Tigers came out on top in a dramatic 21-minute period either side of half-time when six tries were scored, Saracens winger Michael Tagicakibau was sin-binned and Melck sent off.

Northampton Saints blazed their way to a 74-13 rout of London Wasps after falling 13-0 behind in the first 14 minutes.