Ben Ryan

England left shell-shocked as Fiji continue impressive run

New Zealand's Ben Lam has space to run against the US during his team's 24-12 win. Photo: Felix Wong

They saved Private Ryan, but there was no salvation for England's sevens general with the same name. Ben Ryan's odyssey with England for a first Cup title under his watch continues after the crowd favourites were knocked out of the Cup competition at the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens last night.

Sunday, 24 March, 2013, 5:20am

We're not done yet, insists England after loss to Samoa

Samoa's Reupena Levasa takes two England defenders with him in last night's convincing victory at Hong Kong Stadium. Samoa shocked England 28-7. Photo: Felix Wong.

England will meet old enemy Scotland with the pressure on their shoulders after Samoa knocked the stuffing out of them in a powerful and consummate performance which stunned most of the packed stadium on the opening night of the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens.

23 Mar 2013 - 5:13am