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England shocks South Africa at New Zealand Sevens

HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) England shocked three-time world champion South Africa 21-19 to remain unbeaten after the first day of pool play Saturday at the New Zealand leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series.

Dan Norton, Tom Bowen and Phil Burgess scored tries as England rallied to beat the Blitzboks and claim top spot in Pool B, joining host New Zealand and Olympic champion Fiji among unbeaten teams after day one.

The New Zealand tournament is being played under a different format than others on the world sevens circuit, to accommodate a women's tournament for the first time.

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