Result: England see off South Africa to win Tokyo Sevens

England pick up their first tournament win in the Sevens World Series by seeing off South Africa 21-14 in Japan.

England defeated championship leaders South Africa 21-14 at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground in Japan to win their first title of this season's Sevens World Series.

Having been heavily beaten by Fiji on Saturday, the Red Rose managed to bounce back in style by racking up three tries through Phil Burgess, Charlie Hayter and Tom Mitchell on their way to claiming victory.

England team celebrates after wininng the cup final between England and South Africa during day two of the Tokyo Sevens Rugby 2015 at Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium on April 5, 2015© Getty Images

It is England's first title win since they tasted glory at the Wellington Sevens back in February 2013, and it is enough to move them up to fourth place in the overall standings.

South Africa still lead the way after finishing as runners-up in Tokyo, while Fiji are four points behind in second. Meanwhile, New Zealand, who have lifted 12 of the 15 Sevens World Series titles, endured a disappointing week to remain in third place.

Tom Powell in action during the England Sevens Squad Announcement for the Commonwealth Games on July 9, 2014 in London, England
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