Paris Sevens: South African 'Blitzboks' seal overall title

    South Africa lifts the World Rugby Sevens Series trophy at Stade Jean Bouin in Paris after beating Scotland 15-5 in the final.

    Story highlights

    • South Africa clinches World Sevens title
    • Beats Scotland in Paris final
    • Fifth win from nine rounds

    (CNN)The South Africa 'Blitzboks' were crowned HSBC World Rugby Sevens champions Sunday as they claimed the Paris title with a 15-5 victory over Scotland in the final.

    The overall series win had been sealed by South Africa's 26-5 semifinal win over New Zealand, combined with England's 19-17 defeat to the Scots at the same stage.
      It meant England was unable to overhaul the Blitzboks ahead over the final round of the series in London next weekend.
      Sevens all-time leading try scorer Dan Norton crossed three times for England, but it could not overhaul a 19-5 lead for its arch-rival, topped by a fine try for Marky Robertson.