South Africa won the World Sevens Series

South Africa won the World Sevens Series

South Africa confirmed their place at the top of World Sevens rugby when they beat Scotland 15-5 in the final of the Paris leg yesterday - and clinched the World Sevens Series.
The Blitzbok were deserved winners of the series, having reached the final in eight of the nine tournaments - only slipping up in Singapore.
South Africa lost their first pool match to Scotland but beat Canada and Japan to qualify for the quarter-finals.
They then came through a tough looking tie in the last eight, beating Samoa 12-0.
Elsewhere in the quarter-finals, New Zealand beat France 14-0, England defeated the United States 26-12 and Scotland underlined their excellent form with a 24-0 beating of Olympic champions Fiji.
The semi-finals brought England and Scotland together and tries from Jamie Farndale, Scott Wight and Mark Robertson gave the Scots a 19-17 win.
In the other semi, New Zealand were no match for the Blitzbok, who won 26-5, helped by two tries from Rosko Specman.
Scotland were aiming to follow up their win on Saturday against South Africa - but this time were on the back foot for most of the final.
First-half tries from Werner Kok and Dylan Sage gave South Africa a 10-0 lead at the break.
Wight touched down to haul the Scots back into the match but a length of the field score, rounded off by South Africa skipper Philip Snyman sealed a 15-5 win - and with it the series for his side.
New Zealand claimed the bronze medal after beating England 12-5.