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England endured a poor end to the Emirates Airline Edinburgh Sevens with defeats against New Zealand and Fiji meaning they only picked up six points, finishing third in the overall standings.

A 26-12 Cup quarter-final loss to New Zealand meant the day started badly and it was followed up with a 34-19 defeat to Fiji in the Plate semi-final.

England had gone into the final two tournaments of the HSBC Sevens World Series with a chance to win their first-ever world title, but picked up no series points in the previous event in London and would have been hoping for a better result in Edinburgh.

South Africa ran out eventual winners in the Cup final, staging a comeback against Australia to win 36-35.

Fiji carried on their winning ways and followed up victory over England with a 26-14 win over Samoa in the Plate final.

But New Zealand still ran out overall winners to pick up their 10th title in a competition that has only been running for 13 years.

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