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There was double celebration for 28-year-old England rugby sevens winger Dan Norton at the just concluded Vancouver Sevens in Canada as his side were not only crowned the leg's champions but he drew level with Kenya's Collins Injera in the World Rugby Sevens all-time try scorers.

Norton's England faced series leaders South Africa in the Canada 7s final and he scored four minutes into the second interval to put the game beyond the Blitzbok's reach, England winning the match 19-7.

The try saw Norton notch a record-equalling 244th try, same as Injera who had made the record his own at the end of last season when he scored his 231st try against France at the London Sevens to eclipse Argentine Santaigo Gomez Cora’s all-time record of 230 which had stood since 2009.

Norton was also named the HSBC Player of the Final for his performance against South Africa and won the DHL Impact Player award with 12 tackles, 10 line breaks, two offloads and 32 carries.

Norton said of his record: “It’s been a surreal two days. It (the record) is something I never felt I’d be in a position to do but I owe it to the team-mates who helped me get into try-scoring positions over the years.”

The Olympic silver medalist has hugely benefited from England's improved show this season which has included winning the Cape Town 7s where again they beat South Africa in the final.

Injera on the other hand missed the first two legs of the 2016-17 Series and has not been as sharp as years gone by, thanks in part to a Kenya Sevens team that has barely dazzled this season. While England lifted the Vancouver 7s crown, Kenya were beaten in the Challenge Trophy semifinal which saw them drop a spot in the Series standings.

Norton, hungrier, fitter and in a better team than Injera, could make the record his own should he keep his form in the remaining four legs in the Series, including the season-closing London Sevens in his hometown.

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Kenya Sevens dropped down a spot in the World Rugby Sevens Series standings after collecting only five points at the Vancouver Sevens in Canada.

Shujaa, 11th before the 6th leg of the Series, find themselves in 12th position on 40 points ahead of four remaining legs.

Innocent Simiyu's charges were beaten 21-7 by Samoa in the Challenge Trophy semifinal, the South Pacific Islanders avenging the defeat they suffered against Shujaa in the Las Vegas Sevens Challenge Trophy final.

Hong Kong will host the 7th leg of the Series with Singapore and Paris hosting the next two before the season comes to an end in London.

Meanwhile England were crowned the Canada 7s champions after beating runaway series leaders South Africa 19-7 in the final. It was the second time this season that the English overcame the Blitzboks in a final, having conquered them at the Cape Town Sevens.

Also Read: England's Norton Equals Injera's Tryscoring Record

The victory lifted England to second on the log on 103 points, three ahead of Fiji who won the Vancouver bronze.

Dethroned Vancouver 7s champions New Zealand are fourth on 84 points with Mike Friday's USA wrap up the top five with 67 points.

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