England’s Dan Norton has made history on day one of the Hong Kong Sevens, surpassing Kenya’s Collins Injera as the World Series all time leading try-scorer.
Norton dotted down for the 245th time in his glittering Sevens career as England humbled South Korea 52-0 in their opening match.
“It’s an amazing feeling!” Norton said. “Heading into today it was important I just focused on my processes.
“There was a lot of talk about this milestone so it’s nice to achieve it with one of my first touches and now it’s onwards into the rest of the tournament as we work to play our best for our country.
“It’s special for it to happen in Hong Kong. I’ve obviously got some fond memories here. It is a great stadium with an amazing atmosphere — it is the iconic sevens tournament.
“I’m lucky over my career to have stayed injury free — we have amazing support staff who have enabled that.
“Over the years I’ve played alongside very gifted players who have pushed me and also done the work to put me in the right position to get on the end for tries.
“I’m also fortunate to have had great coaches in Simon Amor and Ben Ryan who brought me into the set up.”
England will face Samoa early on Saturday morning before rounding out Pool play against Australia.
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