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Qantas Men's Sevens Runners Up In London

  
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5/14/2013
By ARU Media Unit


The Qantas Men’s Sevens have finished second in London following a 47-12 loss to New Zealand in the Cup final overnight.

 
The result in the final round of the HSBC Sevens World Series boosts the Australians to eighth in the overall standings. 
 
Qantas Men’s Sevens coach Michael O’Connor said facing New Zealand in a Cup final at Twickenham was a valuable learning experience for his side.
 
"That was a fantastic game, two tries down in first half and we kept composure in second half,” O’Connor said.
 
“What a game. It's the biggest experience of their lives and we are in London one of the biggest cities in the world - a great experience."
 
The Qantas Men’s Sevens found themselves chasing New Zealand early in the Cup final, as the series winners ran in two quick tries to take a 14-0 lead after four minutes. The Australians struck next, but another try to New Zealand took to score to 21-5 at half time.
 
The Qantas Men’s Sevens managed another try in the second half, but the New Zealanders were too strong.
 
Earlier in the day, a late try to James Stannard saw the Australians just squeak past the United States 24-19 in the Cup quarter-final. They then defeated hosts England 14-7 in the Cup semi-final.
 
Day one saw the Australians start the tournament with a 5-0 loss to South Africa, before bouncing back to defeat United States 19-15 and France 35-12.
 
With the World Series now over, the Qantas Men’s Sevens will turn their attention to Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013, which runs 28-30 June in Moscow, Russia.
 
Pool A
Australia 0 – South Africa 5
 
Australia 19 – United States 15
Australia tries -  Peter Schuster, Allan Fa’alava’au, Ed Jenkins.
Conversions – James Stannard, Cam Clark.
 
Australia 35 – France 12
Australia tries – Lewis Holland (2), Clark, Pama Fou, Junior Laloifi.
Conversions – Fa’alava’au (2).
 
Cup quarter-final
Australia 24 – United States 19
Australia tries – Holland (2), Stannard, Clark.
Conversions – Stannard, Clark.
 
Cup semi-final
Australia 14 – England 7
Australia tries – Peter Schuster, Fa’alava’au.
Conversions – Clark (2).
 
Cup final
Australia 12 – New Zealand 47
Australia tries – Laloifi, Fa’alava’au.
Conversion – Stannard.
 
Qantas Men's Sevens London Squad
 

1

Cam Clark

Fairlight, NSW

Northern Suburbs, NSW

2

Con Foley

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

Ed Jenkins (c)

Sydney, NSW

Sydney University, 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

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