Coach Andy Robinson will be looking out for new blood for the XVs team England needs you - that's what Andy Robinson will be thinking as he watches the current crop of young guns in action as they attempt to rewrite the record books today. Besieged England XVs coach Robinson will be among the fans in the sold-out Hong Kong Stadium as Simon Amor's sevens team go for a record. Notwithstanding the fact that they lost to Fiji in the World Cup last year, England are on the verge of becoming the first team to win four 'successive' Hong Kong Sevens titles. As if this was not enough incentive for the players, the fact that Robinson might be taking down mental notes as he prepares to pick his squad for this summer's two-test series Down Under, will give them one more reason to shine. 'All 12 players in the squad will be trying to make an impression,' said England sevens coach Mike Friday yesterday. 'Robbo will be casting his eye over all of them and I'm sure the players will want to make a case for inclusion in this summer's tour.' England smoothly moved into the cup quarter-finals. Friday said his side, most of whom are newcomers to the Hong Kong Sevens, took 'small steps' and are learning as they go along. In their first game yesterday, they played patchily before beating the United States 40-5. It was a more composed performance against Canada, later in the day, as they won 36-12. They scored a total of 12 tries, six in each match. But what pleased Friday the most was not those tries, but one piece of play by winger Tom Varndell in the game against the Americans. Varndell made a burst down the left wing, rounded his marker before drawing the cover and sending an inside pass to Andrew Vilk, who scored. 'Tom was mostly in second gear today. But it was pleasing to see that he had the vision to see the man inside him and send the try-scoring pass,' said Friday. Sevens rugby was the cradle where current England full-back/winger Josh Lewsey cut his teeth. Robinson might have seen the next England players to step up to the plate in wingers David Strettle and Varndell. While the 20-year-old Varndell has already made his XVs debut, against Samoa last November, Strettle has still to catch the eye of the selectors. But yesterday he showed all the self-assurance of a seasoned campaigner with some scorching runs against Canada. The Canadians made the mistake of playing a sweeper against England. The best chance of stopping England's pacy wingers is before they step on the accelerator. Once they have moved up a gear, both Varndell and Strettle are almost unstoppable - as they proved in each collecting a brace of tries. 'We are taking little steps and building slowly,' said Friday. Watching Varndell and Strettle in action, it was more like big steps. England, who meet Samoa in the quarter-finals, will be hard to stop. But it is not all about the pace and vision of their wingers. Game-breaking centre Mathew Tait will hold the key to victory while the experience of old hands Ben Gollings and Henry Paul will be crucial. Last year, it took a moment of magic from Fijian Waisale Serevi to deny England a place in the World Cup final, when he scored a try in sudden-death extra-time to inch Fiji through. Today, Amor and company will be hoping to make amends and go all the way. If they beat Samoa, England will be up against the winners of the South Africa v Argentina match. In the other half of the draw lie Fiji and New Zealand. England fans will hope the team keep their date with destiny. And with Robinson watching, the players will go all out to do just that.