Joe Browning shared in a third-place finish in the Malaga Sevens in his debut with the England squad.
Leicester Tigers wing Browning, a member of the development squad who has been gaining senior experience on loan with Nottingham,
England beat Scotland and France either side of defeat by South Africa in the pool stages. They lost to Argentina in the Cup semi-final before beating Australia 24-20 in the third-place game.
Despite having just five players on the pitch for a spell, England found a crucial score to lead 12-10 at half-time but had to fight back in the late stages before Freddie Roddick scored the winning try in the final minute of the match.
Former Tigers academy player Tom Bowen earned his 50th appearance in the England Sevens squad during the tournament.