Scotland retain London Sevens crown in style

Samoa's Alamanda Motuga and Australia's Nick Malouf right in action during day one of the London Sevens at Twickenham London Saturday

But stubborn Scottish defense kept the home side at bay, creating a platform for the Scots to lift just their second ever World Series title after also triumphing in London past year.

"What a year, I'm unbelievably proud of the boys", said the 26-year-old.

But there seemed little prospect of even a draw at Twickenham as New Zealand surged into a 21-0 lead at half-time in Sunday's quarter-final thanks to tries from Sam Dickson, Fa'asiu Fuatai and Andrew Knewstubb.

In a season where England made four tournament finals, Bibby highlighted the two winning legs as his most memorable moments.

"This one is for the country and for all our fans, especially those who watched us or listened to us play either late at night or early in the morning, when we were playing all over the world", he said.

Olympic gold medallists Fiji, who last failed to reach the Cup back at Las Vegas in 2014, find themselves in the Challenge Trophy quarterfinals against Russian Federation and out of touch of England in the battle for second place in the overall standings.

On a day when rivals seemed destined to meet, Canada narrowly edged out United States of America 22-19 in an all-North American battle for third place.

Maria Sharapova earns ticket to Wimbledon qualifying event
Four-time Rome champion Novak Djokovic overcame Britain's Aljaz Bedene 7-6 (7/2), 6-2 for a place in the third round. Lucic-Baroni, the world number 22, will now face top seed Angelique Kerber or Anett Kontaveit in round three.

The momentum of the match changed and winger Jamie Farndale scored two tries, the second of which came after the hooter and sealed a famous 24-21 fightback for the Scots.

The final - refereed by Craig Joubert, the controversial ref of Scotland's Rugby World Cup quarter-final on the same ground - was interrupted by injuries to England players earlier but Norton's try from his own half, sidestepping around Horne, put the host team in front just before the break.

Kenya Sevens garnered five points as the national rugby team ended their 2016/2017 World Sevens Series season on a low note after a 45-5 thrashing at the hands of Fiji in yesterday's London 7s Challenge Trophy semifinal in England.

With just seconds remaining and New Zealand leading 21-17, an eagle eyed assistant referee spotted eight black jerseys and told Argentinian referee Damian Schneider who awarded a penalty to red-clad Scotland.

It was all England in the second half with Dan Norton and James Rodwell scoring two unanswered tries to advance to the semifinals.

Scotland retained their London Sevens title following a 12-7 victory over England in the final at Twickenham.

Related:

  • Why looking tired could kill your social appeal

    Why looking tired could kill your social appeal

    Because we've evolved to try to avoid diseases, seeing an unhealthy-looking face makes us want to avoid that person. It can even put people off socialising with you, reports the BBC .

    United Nations Security Council vows sanctions over North Korea's missile test

    Let this latest provocation serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions against North Korea . Meanwhile, the United States has also urged China to use its influence over North Korea to de-escalate tensions.
    Sunny skies, hot temperatures expected through the midweek

    Sunny skies, hot temperatures expected through the midweek

    Wednesday in the Omaha area should be cloudy with a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms and a high around 75. The day should also be accompanied by calm winds and a marginal chance of precipitation.
  • Nearly arrested? Mike Brown was just trying to get to Game 2

    Nearly arrested? Mike Brown was just trying to get to Game 2

    Curry meanwhile had nothing but praise for Warriors youngster McCaw, who filled in for the injured Andre Iguodala with 18 points. Meanwhile, Jonathon Simmons, who started in place of Leonard, led the Spurs with 22 points and shot 8-of-17 from the floor.
    Network announces new shows, lineup for 2018 — ESPN Upfront

    Network announces new shows, lineup for 2018 — ESPN Upfront

    We now know more about what the new daytime ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN Radio schedules will look like, including a pair of new shows. The network also announced that it reached multi-year contract deals with hosts John Buccigross, Kenny Mayne and Hannah Storm.
    Trump suggests 'good chance' for Mideast peace

    Trump suggests 'good chance' for Mideast peace

    Abbas has been in power since 2005, and new elections were blocked partly because of a rivalry with the Hamas militant group. Three Republican senators urged a halt to such payments in a letter to Trump that reflected widespread opinion in Congress.
  • Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli forces in West Bank, Gaza

    Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli forces in West Bank, Gaza

    They say the crowd converged on the vehicle after it struck some protesters. Dozens of protesters suffocated due to tear gas inhalation.
    Maria Sharapova to enter Wimbledon qualifying tournament

    Maria Sharapova to enter Wimbledon qualifying tournament

    Earlier this week, the former top-ranked Russian had her request for a French Open wild card rejected by Roland Garros officials. But Sharapova has now signed a two year deal with the Lawn Tennis Association to participate at Birmingham's Aegon Classic.
    Republican Tom MacArthur Faces Furious Town Hall After Amendment to Repeal Obamacare

    Republican Tom MacArthur Faces Furious Town Hall After Amendment to Repeal Obamacare

    MacArthur to call for a special prosecutor to continue the investigation of possible Russian meddling in the 2016 US election. Tom MacArthur is being heckled at a town hall meeting over the health care overhaul he helped pass in the GOP-led House.
  • Hugo Lloris 'gutted' at Tottenham's failure against West Ham United

    Whether that will be enough to spare boss Slaven Bilic from the sack remains to be seen amid reports his job could be in danger. Travel is light, having played a home London derby last week and now playing another on the road.
    Striking workers could close AT&T stores in New Jersey

    Striking workers could close AT&T stores in New Jersey

    They represent four different union contracts and include wireless workers in 36 states and D.C., the union said . During an event at the AT&T call center at The Highlands in April, when Rep.
    Blue Jays place LHP Liriano on DL because of sore shoulder

    Blue Jays place LHP Liriano on DL because of sore shoulder

    Trea Turner, with just seven hits in his previous 44 at-bats, lined a two-run homer in the fifth to give the Nationals a 3-0 lead. Smoak went 2-for-3 and is batting.290 (16-for-55) in his career against the Mariners with three homers and 15 RBIs in 19 games...

Comments

Latest news

Fox News' Guilfoyle up for White House press secretary job
Trump asserted that his communications department couldn't keep up with him because he was "moving so quickly". SPICER: I think - I said - I was very clear that the president would have nothing further on that last week.

Macron appears at event with Hollande amid preparations for transition to power
The euro, which had risen Sunday night in the wake of the news of Macron's victory, edged back down 0.5 percent to $1.0943. On May 7, Macron was elected French president, taking around 65 percent of the vote to Le Pen's 35 percent.

Nicky Hayden in critical condition after bicycle crash
The dangers of training on public roads have been highlighted in recent weeks by other accidents affecting professional athletes. He has been joined by his fiancée Jackie as well as his brother Tommy and mother Rose who arrived from the U.S.

Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ and LG's next flagship will soon be Daydream-ready
Google also revealed today that it's working on standalone VR hardware that won't require a phone or computer to use. Google also announced during I/O that Samsung's latest smartphones will also be getting Daydream support.

Memo alleges Donald Trump tried to shut down investigation
If Trump allies fail to paint Comey as a discredited figure, he could impose deep political damage on the President. Indian American Democratic Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi termed the revelations as "a serious breach of the law".

FF 'Will Not Stop' New FG Leader Becoming Taoiseach
Enda Kenny is due to address the topic of his leadership when he speaks to the Fine Gael parliamentary party tomorrow evening. Kenny is due to visit the US and Belgium early next month in his final trips as Ireland's Taoiseach, or prime minister.

A$AP Rocky's home broken into by armed robbers
TMZ reports the rapper was not home at the time of the robbery, and the woman in the house was one of his relatives. The incident was reported when three men were seen entering a home on 300 block of the area's North Flores Street.

Cyberattack havoc could grow as work week begins
Indonesia's Minister of Communication and Informatics, Rudiantara says that Ransomware is exclusive to old versions of Windows. Europol provides free decryption downloads for most ransomware already detected, though not yet for this particular attack.

House Intel Dem: If Trump Recorded Talks With Comey, 'Congress Should Subpoena'
The president's original dismissal letter to Comey indicated that he was being fired for his handling of the Clinton email probe. Trump has claimed, without evidence, that Comey told him on three separate occasions he is not under investigation.

'Win more games yourself' - Guardiola tells Wenger to stop complaining
However, Sunderland recorded a rare win last week, as they were 2-0 winners at Hull who were also confirmed as relegated. In the games like that when you go to Stoke you need at some stage to suffer, to stick together and that's what we did.

Pippa Middleton Wedding: $130000 Fairytale Glass Marquee Installed in Parents' Garden
To celebrate Prince William and Kate Middleton's fourth wedding anniversary here are their relationship in pictures. Prince Harry's girlfriend, Meghan Markle will reportedly be in attendance alongside the Royal Family.

Are you registered to vote in the General Election?
The last day to apply to register to vote for the parliamentary election is Monday 22 May. Candidates for each constituency will be all selected by Thursday, May 11.

Ivory Coast soldiers accept deal to end mutiny: spokesmen
But the "apology", which was delivered in a televised ceremony, was viewed with scepticism by numerous mutinous soldiers. Ivory Coast has an army of around 22,000, but falling cocoa prices have severely crimped the government's finances.

The Western Wall is 'Not Israeli Territory', says US Official
The debate over whether the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, is part of Israel has boiled over this week. An official in Netanyahu's office said on Monday that Israel has contacted Washington about the matter.

North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nude
South Korea's Defense Ministry said more analysis was needed to verify the North's claim on the rocket's technological features. The test is the 10th missile launch of this year and follows a string of unusual activity from Kim Jong-un.

Other news