England's Dan Norton produced some stunning displays at the second round of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Cape Town to win the DHL Impact Player of the Tournament award.
Norton was an integral part of Simon Amor's Cup-winning side, who beat South Africa 19-17 on day two to win their first tournament since Tokyo in 2015. While the team performance highlighted a side capable of contesting for the 2016-17 series title, it was Norton's individual performances that caught the eye.
On day one the England flyer became the third highest try scorer of all time when he surpassed Ben Gollings' record of 220 tries, eventually ending up on 225 overall at the end of the tournament, just five behind Argentina head coach Santiago Gomez Cora. The 28-year-old racked up 19 tackles, eight breaks, 25 carries and five offloads, giving him an overall total of 57.
"It was a pretty surreal match against South Africa," he said. "Waiting for that last kick was pretty nerve wracking but overall it was an amazing tournament. We really pushed on from day one and stuck true to our values of "team first" which helped us go all the way.
"I've really stuck at my tackling and the boys around me in the side have helped give me the confidence to progress in my game. We're looking forward to Wellington next January but first we need to reboot and see where we are at by the end of Christmas."
Norton not only won both the DHL Impact Player in Dubai and Cape Town, he also now leads the points table overall with 102, ahead of USA's Perry Baker and Kenya's Billy Odhiambo who are both in second place with 86 points.