England were beaten by New Zealand in the fifth place semi-final at the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Sydney as their tournament came to an end.
After finishing second in Pool C played over the first two days of competition, England lost 10-0 to Argentina in the Cup quarter-final and although they held the lead at the break, went down 5-10 to the All Blacks.
The results mean England are ranked joint seventh with Kenya for their efforts in Sydney and take 10 points towards their World Series ranking ahead of Hamilton 7s next weekend.
"It's obviously disappointing to once again be on the wrong end of some really close score lines," said Head of England Sevens Simon Amor.
"The boys worked very hard and we were defending brilliantly on this last day against some great teams, but our attacking game is just not quite clicking at the moment.
"It was frustrating losing Alex Davis at the start of the tournament through injury and we really feel for him, as well as losing Dan Bibby for day three - but he'll be back and available for us again in Hamilton."
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