Rugby Sevens: England lose in final to Spain


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England were beaten finalists in the Bowl competition of the Gold Coast Sevens yesterday, losing 19-14 in sudden-death extra-time to Spain in Australia.

Ben Ryan's side overcame Scotland 35-7 in the Bowl quarter-finals, having missed out on a place in the last eight of the main tournament following a 19-17 pool defeat to Samoa on Saturday. Dan Norton (above) scored two tries in the win over the Scots, which set up a semi-final against Canada.

England triumphed 24-19 against the North Americans after extra-time and appeared on course to win the Bowl title at 14-7 up in the second half, but Spain battled back with tries from Ignacio Martin and Matias Tudela.