Defending champions South Africa win twice at USA Sevens

Dylan Sage of South Africa makes a clean break as they ran out 19-12 winners over Canada during the USA Sevens Rugby tournament in Las Vegas Nevada

The likes of Ryan Oosthuizen, Muller du Plessis and Selvyn Davids will again need to add their weight behind the team's efforts in Vancouver where the Blitzbokke will be faced with the old foe New Zealand in the pool stages along with Scotland and Russian Federation.

Danny Barret scored two tries and Perry Baker and Carlin Isles had one apiece at the Eagles routed Argentina 28-0 in a final few expected.

"We had a poor opening match against Wales on Friday and did not play our best rugby against Argentina on Sunday‚ but did well in the other matches".

American sevens player Perry Baker has put forward an early contender for try of the year.

Baker was on the end of a counter attacking move as he sprinted around the outside for their second, but Ollie Lindsay-Hague's superb step and break got England on the board with clock dead at half-time.

The tournament saw many interesting results, with the US becoming the fifth team to win a tournament in the 2017/18 World Series.

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If Powell's charges are to repeat their heroics of last season and again be crowned world champions then they will have to get some consistency back in winning tournaments.

A flawless kick forward from Bibby led to Mitchell crossing before Sovizwapi's second for the Blitzboks, but Mitchell then returned the favour as Bibby latched onto his kick as England trailed 19-12 at the break.

"We want the new guys to play against the likes of Fiji‚ England and New Zealand to see if they can make the step-up".

Kenya finished the Pool matches tied with Fiji for the top position in Pool A with a 2-1 record.

Canada carried that momentum into the early part of the second half as John Moonlight's try brought the Canadians within two.

Fiji, which leads Pool A, and Pool D-leading Argentina also opened with two wins each.

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