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England women advance to quarter-finals

England's women booked their pace in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow after finishing second in Pool D.

A dominant 39-0 victory over Japan followed a regulation 15-0 win against France but Barry Maddocks' side came unstuck against Russia in the final game, losing 17-15.

That result set up England up with a knock-out meeting against World Series champions New Zealand on Sunday.

Maddocks said: "We are through to the quarter-finals, not as we would have liked, but at the end of the day we are still in with a chance in this World Cup.

"It's another day tomorrow and we just have to make sure we perform from the first whistle when we play New Zealand."

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