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Your News England Women crowned Euro 7's Plate winners

England Women were crowned European 7s Plate champions on Sunday after a 13-10 victory over host nation Russia.

The reigning Rugby World Cup 7s Plate champions were unable to defend their cup title in Russia after losing to France and Italy in the pool stages.

England had to beat France today in the final pool game but a last minute error saw France score and take a 12-10 victory, leaving England to battle for Plate honours.

England took on Portugal in the Plate semi final and tries from Richmond’s Fran Matthews and Georgina Roberts handed England a 7-12 victory and a place in the final.

However, the reigning champions were again made to work hard for the victory with the score 10-10 at full time. Only a Natasha Hunt penalty in sudden death secured the win and the Plate crown for England.

England 7s Coach Barry Maddocks said: “This has been a very tense weekend. There have been lots of ups and downs but overall this has been a great experience for our young players, who’ll go away having learned a lot. There is no doubt that the standard of this competition has risen this year.”

EnglandEuropean 7s results:

Pool games:

England29 Sweden 5

Tries: Roberts, Matthews (3), Guest.

Conversions: Hunt (2)

England7 Italy 17

Tries: Roberts.

Conversion: Hunt

England55 Germany 0

Tries: Matthews (2), Guest (3), Staniford (3), Edwards,

Conversions: Hunt (5)

England10 France 12

Plate Semi Final

England12 Portugal 7

Tries: Matthews, Roberts

Conversions: Hunt

Plate Final

England13 Russia 10

Tries: Staniford, Sharples

Penalty: Hunt

England 7s

Sonia GreenSaracens

Gemma Sharples Worcester

Michaela Staniford Wasps

Hannah Field Wasps

Sarah Guest Worcester

Georgina Roberts Darlington Mowden Park Sharks

Jennifer Edwards Darlington Mowden Park Sharks

Francesca Mathews Richmond

Kimberley Oliver Bristol

Natasha Hunt Bristol

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