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England through to the bowl semi final

31 May 2009

May 31, 2009

England 31 - 7 Georgia

England will face Portugal in the bowl semi final after beating Georgia, 31-7, in the quarter final of today's Emirates Airline Edinburgh Sevens.

England had a shaky start this morning allowing Georgia to put the first points on the board but soon got into their stride with Dan Norton, James Rodwell, Micky Young and Uche Oduoza crossing over and Ben Gollings converting three.

After a slow start Georgia scored their first and only try of the match. A solo effort from Norton secured England's first points, running from inside midfield out to the left wing to score under the posts to take the scores to 7-7.

Rodwell scored quickly after the restart and at the break England were 14-7 up.

Kevin Barrett made a break up the right wing to pass inside to Neil Starling, Starling was tackled and offloaded to Gollings who found Oduoza to score in the right corner to take the score to 26-7.

Replacement scrum half Young flew over the line from the restart and Oduoza added his second try after captain Ollie Phillips scooped up a loose ball to take the final score to 31-6.

England face Portugal at 2.37pm.

England: Greg Barden (Royal Navy), Tom Biggs (Leeds Carnegie), Kevin Barrett (Exeter Chiefs), James Rodwell (Moseley RFC), Neil Starling (Northampton Saints), Ben Gollings (Gold Coast), Dan Norton (Moseley RFC),

Replacements: Micky Young (Newcastle Falcons), Uche Oduoza (Unattached), Ollie Phillips (Newcastle Falcons

England scorers:Tries: Norton, Rodwell, Oduoza (2), Young;Conversions: Gollings (3)

England results:

England 17-33 Scotland
England 26-12 Canada
Kenya 21-14 England
Bowl quarter final England 31-7 Georgia

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