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Qantas Men's Sevens claim Bowl in Glasgow

  
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5/6/2013
By ARU Media Unit


The Qantas Men’s Sevens have defeated Kenya 12-5 overnight to claim the Bowl final at the Glasgow Sevens.

The Australians were determined to win the Bowl on day two of the HSBC Sevens World Series tournament, after a disappointing run on day one saw them miss out on the Cup playoffs.
 
The Qantas Men’s Sevens won just one of their three pool games on day one of the tournament, but bounced back to defeat Portugal in the Bowl quarter-final and Samoa in the semi-final.
 
Australia led Kenya 7-0 at half time of the Bowl final, but the Africans staged a fight back in the second half and closed the gap to 7-5 within the first two minutes. A late try to Australia’s Pama Fou, a standout of the tournament, sealed the match.
 
While disappointed with his side’s performance in the pool stage, Qantas Men’s Sevens coach Michael O’Connor was pleased with the way his side responded.
 
“It was a very satisfying day two performance, beating the higher ranked Samoan and Kenyan teams to win the Bowl trophy,” O’Connor said.
 
“Certainly since I have been coaching, I have not witnessed such a high quality game in a Bowl final.
 
“Kenya really turned up to play, but our young players tackled aggressively, turning over crucial ball to seal the victory.”
 
Earlier in the day, the Australians turned on an impressive attacking display, scoring six tries, to defeat Portugal 36-0 in the Bowl quarter-final. 
 
The semi-final against Samoa was a more tense affair, as the Pacific Islanders led 12-10 with barely any time remaining before a break by Cam Clark stole the win for the Aussies.
 
The pool stage of the tournament saw the Qantas Men’s Sevens suffer losses to Argentina, 17-10, and Fiji, 19-17, with their sole win coming over Spain, 42-14.
 
The Qantas Men’s Sevens now travel to London for the final stage of the HSBC Sevens World Series which runs 11-12 May. The Australians will face South Africa, USA and France in pool play. 
 
POOL C – Glasgow Sevens
Australia 10 – Argentina 17
Australia tries – Allan Fa’alava’au, Lewis Holland.
 
Australia 42 – Spain 14
Australia tries – James Stannard, Pama Fou (2), Holland, Peter Schuster, Junior Laloifi.
Conversions – Stannard (6).
 
Australia 17 – Fiji 19
Australia tries – Jordan Tuapou, Fou, Cam Clark.
Conversion – Stannard.
 
Bowl quarter-final
Australia 36 – Portugal 0
Australia tries – Nick Malouf (2), Holland, Fou, Clark, Foley.
Conversions – Stannard (3).
 
Bowl semi-final
Australia 17 – Samoa 12
Australia tries – Jordan Tuapou, Stannard, Clark.
Conversion – Holland.
 
Bowl final
Australia 12 – Kenya 5
Australia tries –Holland, Fou.
Conversions – Clark.
 

Qantas Men’s Sevens Glasgow squad

View the Qantas Men’s Sevens squad for Glasgow here

1

Cam Clark

Fairlight, NSW

Northern Suburbs, NSW

2

Con Foley (C)

Fairfield, QLD

University of Queensland, QLD

3

Pama Fou

Gailes, QLD

Wests, ACT

4

Allan Fa’alava’au

Dandenong, VIC

Endeavour Hills, VIC

5

Jordan Tuapou

Cleveland, QLD

Easts Tigers, QLD

6

Peter Schuster

Liverpool, NSW

Northern Suburbs, NSW

7

Will Miller

Berry, NSW

Northern Suburbs, NSW

8

Lewis Holland

Braidwood, NSW

Queanbeyan Whites, ACT

9

Nick Malouf

Brisbane, QLD

Sunnybank. QLD

10

Sam Figg

Pymble, NSW

Northern Suburbs, NSW

11

Laloifi Junior Laloifi

Brisbane, QLD

Sunnybank, QLD

12

James Stannard

Perth, WA

Souths, QLD

Check out the highlights from day 2 of the Glasgow Sevens below:

 

 

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