- England Sevens win first pool match beating Tunisia 45-0 in South Africa
- Jake Abbott and Christian Wade score two tries each
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England Sevens are off to a winning start beating Tunisia 45-0 in their opening match of the Emirates Airline South Africa Sevens.
Two first half tries within two minutes from Worcester's Jake Abbott got England off to a great start. Christian Wade (London Wasps) added a further two and Norton one before the break, while Ben Gollings contributed eight points with the boot to send England to a 33-0 lead.
Gollings was first on the board in the second half converting his own try before replacement Nick Royle (Fylde) went over the line for his sixth try of the Series and sent England to a 45-0 victory.
England face Argentina in their second pool match today at 3.10pm local time (GMT +2).
England: Isoa Damudamu (British Army), Christian Wade (London Wasps), Dan Norton (Bristol Rugby), James Rodwell (Moseley), Jake Abbott (Worcester Warriors), Kevin Barrett (capt, Saracens), Ben Gollings (Gold Coast, Australia).
Replacements: Dan Caprice (Blackheath), Nick Royle (Fylde), Chris Brightwell (Birmingham & Solihull).
Scorers: Tries: Abbott (2), Wade (2), Norton, Royle, Gollings; Cons: Gollings (5)
England Sevens Emirates Airline South Africa Sevens fixtures and results:
December 11, England 45-0 Tunisia
December 11, England v Argentina, kick off 3.10pm local time (GMT +2)
December 11, Scotland v England, kick off 7.32pm local time (GMT +2)
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