In the game to decide who finished top, England were undone by world champions South Africa in a 7-28 defeat, with Dan Norton going over for England's only score in the final play of the game.
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Their Sunday assignments started off with a quarterfinal clash against Scotland and it was one-way traffic from start to finish as the Blitzboks ran out 22-0 winners after tries from Justin Gedult, Seabelo Senatla and Cecil Afrika.
South Africa appeared on course for another comfortable victory, when they established a 17-5 lead at half-time against Fiji.
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Australia finished third after beating New Zealand 8-7 in the Bronze Final with a dramatic penalty drop goal after the final siren.
Tom Iosefo showed great speed to outpace Fiji's defense to score Samoa's second try.
South Africa was again the most impressive team in pool play, outscoring its rivals with 102 points as it beat Papua New Guinea 36-5, Russian Federation 38-0 and England 28-7.
However, Australia hit back immediately after the break, but a failed conversion meant they will still two points behind.
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McConnochie got England's day off and running as he crossed for the first of two tries against Russian Federation inside the first minute in a 47-0 win, with 19-year-old Ryan Olowofela also scoring twice in that match - his first every tries at the World Series.
Kenya conceded four tries in the opening six minutes with Dan Sikuta and Augustine Lugonzo scoring their only two tries in the second half.
France scored two tries in the final few minutes of the game to eventually win 19-17.
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