University of Bath graduate Amy Wilson Hardy helped England Women to victory in the Cup Final of the Langford Sevens in Canada on Sunday – their first Series Cup title since 2013.
After a disappointing opening day, where a narrow 5-0 defeat to the host nation saw them finish runners-up in Pool C, England put in dominant displays to beat USA 29-7 and Australia 15-5.
The latter result in the semi-final was a major upset as Australia had won the other previous rounds of the HSBC Women’s Sevens Series in Dubai, Sao Paulo and Atlanta.
With confidence high, England went on score five tries in the final as they overpowered New Zealand 31-14 in the final.
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Coach Simon Middleton said: “These tournaments are all about day two as we have just proved as our performances all day were sensational.
“We didn’t have a great day one but we dusted ourselves off and the girls have shown what a talented group they are and what great shape they are in.”
England remain third in the overall Series standings heading into the final round in Clermont-Ferrand, France on May 28-29.
Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering graduate Wilson Hardy is looking to secure a place in the Great Britain squad for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
England Rugby tweeted the top picture of the women’s sevens team celebrating their Cup Final success