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The fastest man in rugby has been burning 7s defenders again

Carlin Isles helped the US into the quarter-finals of the London Sevens at Twickenham.

CARLIN ISLES HELPED the US into today’s cup quarter-finals of the London Sevens with a pair of tries during yesterday’s pool stages of the Sevens World Series event, one of which saw him demonstrate the full extent of his pace

Isles dotted down a clever score from close-range against South Africa, but it was his effort against France from 55 metres out that reminded fans of how he has earned the tag of ‘the fastest man in rugby’.

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The Americans, who have another searingly quick wide man in Perry Baker, advanced into today’s quarter-finals at Twickenham where they will meet Canada.

London is the last event on this year’s sevens circuit, and Fiji have just confirmed themselves as winners thanks to a win over second-ranked South Africa in the quarter-finals.

That victory means Ben Ryan’s men cannot be caught at the top of the rankings and it’s the Fijian’s first title since 2006.

England managed to secure a place for Team GB at the 2016 Rio Olympics after reaching the last eight, meaning they cannot be reeled in for fourth place in the overall series standings.

The English were nominated to contest for a place in Rio on behalf of Team GB.

As ever, the action in Twickenham has been highly entertaining and full of quality, with another schedule of rugby sevens ahead for the rest of today. Catch up on some of the highlights from day one, including another Isles try, in the video below.

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