The HSBC Sydney Sevens was a thrilling spectacle of rugby, which resulted in a huge third tournament win of the series for South Africa. Throughout the course of the weekend, there were some fantastic images and here are a selection of the best.

TUWAI AND STOWERS EMBRACE 

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Fji's Jerry Tuwai and New Zealand's Sherwin Stowers show their friendship after a tense Cup quarter-final in Sydney.

FINAL STRETCH

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Fijiana's Lavenia Tinai manages to get away from Australia's Tiana Penitani during their match on day one of the women's tournament.
 

RODWELL STEPS OUT 

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England's James Rodwell is tackled by Kenya's Willy Ambaka on day one of the men's tournament. England went on to make the final, losing out to South Africa.

LANDRY v CASLICK

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One of the stand out matches of the weekend was the women's Cup semi-final between Canada and Australia which involved a great break from Ghislaine Landry and equally good chase from Charlotte Caslick.

NORTON ENTERS RECORD BOOKS

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England's Dan Norton became the second highest try scorer of all-time at the HSBC Sydney Sevens, overtaking Argentina's Santiago Gomez Cora. 

GREEN HITS THE GAS

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Australia's Ellia Green was in imperious form in Sydney, causing issues for all opponents she faced.

SENATLA BOWS OUT

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South Africa's Seabelo Senatla played his final tournament of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2016-17 in Sydney, scoring nine tries and scooping the HSBC Player of the Final award.