England winger Norton sets try record at Hong Kong Sevens
HONG KONG (AP) — England winger Dan Norton became the leading try scorer in the history of the Hong Kong Sevens, helping his team beat Wales 36-19 Friday at the format’s most storied competition.
Norton broke the record set by Collins Injera at the 2017 tournament.
England moved into second place in Pool D with the victory. The United States, which leads Rugby Sevens league, is first in the group after beating Spain 36-7.
In Pool A, South Africa beat Japan 22-7 and Samoa defeated Scotland 17-7, while France routed Portugal 40-7 and Argentina beat Canada 19-14 in Pool B.
The Pool C match between New Zealand and Australia started with a minute’s silence to commemorate victims in the Christchurch shootings.
New Zealand ended up winning the match 40-19. In the other pool match, it was a repeat of last year’s final with Fiji beating Kenya 22-5.
In the women’s tournament, Brazil beat Scotland 28-19 to win the title.