England will have to do it the hard way if they are to become the first country to win their home event on the World Series this season despite going through pool play unbeaten on day one of the London Sevens.
New Zealand's sluggish world sevens series campaign has ended on a mediocre low, crashing to a record-breaking loss to Australia in a classification game in London.
"I'm proud of the players and I'm proud of the staff, " said MacRae.
In Canada's opener, Fiji built an early 12-point lead but Justin Douglas scored just before the half to make it a 12-7 game.
Scotland, runner-up to South Africa last time out in Paris, retained its London crown with a 12-7 win over England.
Against Fiji, it was a one sided match as Kenya only got one try late in the second half through a solo effort from Dennis Ombachi.
The eighth-ranked Canadian men beat third-ranked Fiji 22-19, doubled No. 15 Japan 28-14 and dropped a 19-12 decision to No. 4 New Zealand.
The quarter finalists for Day Two are USA, South Africa, Argentina, Scotland, New Zealand, Canada, England and Australia.
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And although Dan Norton put England in the ascendancy in the final, with a length of the pitch score, the hosts were unable to hold on.
But they advanced to the quarterfinals for a 10th time in 10 outings this season despite a loss against the United States of America in their final Pool match.
"In the final, the willingness to work for each other, that never say die attitude".
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The momentum of the match changed and winger Jamie Farndale scored two tries, the second of which came after the hooter and sealed a famous 24-21 fightback for the Scots. Werner Kok silenced the Twickenham faithful after the resumption of play with a well worked try, but went from hero to villan minutes later as he was sin-binned for a neck roll and James Rodwell levelled after good phase-play from the resulting penalty.
South Africa had already confirmed that they would finish top of the leaderboard for the overall series but lost to England in the quarter-finals today.
It was a valuable way to end the day with a quarter-final berth against the U.S. awaiting the Aussies on Sunday at 7.58pm AEST.