Up and coming NEC Harlequins teenage wing sensation Ugo Monye has helped to book England a quarterfinal place in this season's Credit Suisse First Boston Hong Kong Sevens.
Monye, who has still to start a Zurich Premiership match this season, although he has made two appearances from the bench, was in devastating form today (Saturday 29th March 2003) scoring four tries in England's 43-5 victory over Taiwan in their second Pool B match, and then grabbing a brace in England's 42-7 win over Tonga to leave them top of the group and a quarterfinal date with Australia tomorrow (Sunday 30th March 2003).
Monye, still only 19, has been on the bench in both of Quins last two Premiership matches, but has not been required for action and is seemingly making up for it out in Hong Kong.
"This is a new experience for me, and it is just fantastic," said the Islington born youngster.
"Some of the boys had told me about the Hong Kong Sevens, but until you run out there and hear the crowd, you can't appreciate how wonderful this place is."
Monye, who has seen playing time for the England Under 21 side recently, is making a name for himself in the Sevens game, having starred in England's surprise win in Brisbane earlier in the IRB Sevens series.
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