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Aussies take Plate title

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Sunday, February 03, 2013

Plate triumph for Australia

Michael O'Connor's Australia made it five wins from six by beating Scotland 22-7 to win the Plate. Their only defeat came at the hands of New Zealand, before two Shannon Walker tries and 13 points from Lewis Holland secured their place in the final and ended a disappointing weekend for Paul Treu's side who managed just one victory. Scotland bounced back from the earlier defeat to England and continued their impressive form at the Hertz Sevens, beating Argentina 35-5 to book their place in the Plate final.

Paris double gives Canada Bowl

Canada beat Fiji 28-19 in the Bowl final, winning all three of their matches on day two thanks to two tries from Taylor Paris.

Fiji will be disappointed with their tournament having failed to reach the Cup quarter finals for the first time in the history of the World Series.

Sean Duke scored twice in Canada's 31-7 victory against Spain to reach the Bowl final, having earlier beaten Tonga 28-5 thanks to tries from Nathan Hirayama, Tyler Ardron, Duke and Conor Trainor, while Julien Candelon took his tournament try tally to nine for France on day two, but could


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