Rugby Sevens: South Africa win as England, Scotland & Wales falter

South Africa's winning squad
South Africa finished fourth in the first leg in Australia

England, Scotland and Wales were all beaten in the Cup quarter-finals as South Africa won the Dubai Sevens - the second leg of the Sevens World Series.

England were defeated 29-7 by New Zealand, while Australia beat Scotland 22-17 and Fiji saw off Wales 31-17.

The home nations went into the Plate semi-finals with Scotland beating Wales 31-7 before losing the final 26-12 to Argentina, who had defeated England.

South Africa beat Australia 33-7 in the final to win the tournament.

The Springboks had earlier beaten Argentina 40-0 in their quarter-final and followed that with a 28-0 victory over New Zealand in the last four.

Fiji, who won the first leg in Australia, beat New Zealand 26-12 in the play-off for third place and lead the overall standings on 39 points, two ahead of South Africa.

The third legexternal-link of nine in the series takes place in South Africa next week.