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Rugby Union – South Africa lead three-way fight for Sevens title

South Africa’s Justin Geduld (R) heads for a try as he runs past England’s Phil Burgess (L) during their final match

– South Africa are out in front, but far from out of sight, as they continue their pursuit of a first World Sevens Series title in six years when the penultimate leg of this season’s edition takes place in Glasgow this weekend. Just 12 points separate the leading three teams with just the Glasgow and London legs still to play. South Africa top the standings with 129 points, with Fiji (125) and New Zealand (120) close behind. The Blitzboks and the All Blacks will meet in the pool phase when England, fresh from beating South Africa in the final of the Tokyo Sevens, face top four rivals Australia. This season’s tournament has the added incentive that the top four teams will qualify automatically for the inaugural Olympic Sevens event at next year’s Games in Rio.

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