Rugby Sevens final: Team GB thrashed 43-7 as Fiji win their first ever Olympic medal - Telegraph.co.uk

It was not the result that Britain wanted, but it was the result that rugby and the Olympics needed. Having never previously won an Olympic medal of any colour, Fiji won gold on Thursday night at the Deodoro Stadium by demolishing Britain 43-7 in the ...

Outsiders Japan keen to continue fairytale run in rugby sevens - Olympics

Japan's exhilarating run to the semi-finals of the inaugural men's Olympic sevens tournament, where they face heavyweights Fiji on 11 August, has captivated the world, enthralled fans back home and surprised even their own players, says their top try ...

Rio 2016: Japan success shows Sevens belongs - Sport24

Deodoro - South Africans are all too familiar with Japan's ability to cause an upset on the rugby field, and now so too are New Zealand and France. The Japanese are the great shock of the Sevens tournament at Rio 2016. Following their stunning 14-12 ...

Olympics Rio 2016: All Blacks coach Hansen demands inquest after New Zealand's rugby sevens failure - Eurosport.com

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has called for a review after the New Zealand men's rugby sevens team crashed out at the quarter-final stage in Rio. New Zealand Rugby wanted two medals, but the men fell short after losing 12-7 to Fiji, though the women ...

Fijians demand Olympic gold for spiritual home of rugby 7s - Daily Mail

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When rugby sevens was added to the Olympic program for Rio seven years ago, there was an almost instant clamor for gold in Fiji. Finally, the people of the Pacific had a realistic chance of winning an Olympic medal. The pressure ...

Rio Olympics: A day to forget for NZ Rugby - Radio New Zealand

Opinion - This week was set up to be one of the great ones in New Zealand rugby, but the Olympic men's sevens team were set up to fail by a governing body that couldn't get its head around a national team that - just for one season - should have been ...

Fiji's rugby sevens team on the verge of making history at Rio Olympics - The Sydney Morning Herald

Three years ago, Ben Ryan – a self-described "ginger bloke with glasses" – took his red hair and black frames to Fiji. The British rugby coach was fighting burnout. So he took a new coaching job more than 16,000 kilometres, on a South Pacific Ocean ...

Tony Smith: Tew bad! How NZ Rugby scuppered the sevens' Olympic dream - Stuff.co.nz

The NZ Rugby boss couldn't spin it any other way having just watched the Sevens team go out. OPINION: New Zealand Rugby and the All Blacks need to do some serious mirror gazing after Sir Gordon Tietjens' sevens team crashed out of the Olympic Games ...

New Zealand missed the memo, and the Olympic medals they wanted - The Spinoff

The New Zealand men's sevens Olympic campaign was given a raw deal by a rugby union which still sees the seven-a-side game as a poor relation to 15s, writes Scotty Stevenson in Rio de Janeiro. It was a salty old hot take-o-rama after the New Zealand ...

Rugby: Fijians fly, Japan shock again to reach semi-finals - Reuters

2016 Rio Olympics - Rugby - Preliminary - Men's Pool A Fiji v USA - Deodoro Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 10/08/2016. Vatemo Ravouvou (FIJ) of Fiji scores a try. REUTERS/Phil Noble. 1/9. left. right. 2016 Rio Olympics - Rugby - Men's Quarterfinals ...

Rio 2016: Fiji knock out New Zealand after earlier handing them lifeline - Irish Times

Rugby powerhouse New Zealand were knocked out of the inaugural Olympic sevens tournament in the quarter-finals on Wednesday after a 12-7 loss to top seeds Fiji. Gifted a tournament lifeline when the Fijians beat the United States earlier on day two ...

Team GB beat New Zealand to reach sevens quarter-finals at Rio Olympics - The Guardian

James Davies gets a pass away during Great Britain's thrilling victory over New Zealand in Rio. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images. Rio 2016. Team GB beat New Zealand to reach sevens quarter-finals at Rio Olympics. • Great Britain 21-19 New Zealand

Fiji knock Kiwis out of Sevens - Otago Daily Times

Rugby powerhouse New Zealand have been knocked out of the inaugural Olympic sevens tournament in the quarterfinals after a 12-7 loss to top seeds Fiji. Japan continued their fairytale run to the semifinals, beating France 12-7, while Britain edged ...

Rio Olympics 2016: GB men beat New Zealand - face Argentina in quarters - BBC Sport

Britain's men finished top of Pool C in the Olympic rugby sevens by beating New Zealand 21-19 to make it three wins from three matches. Britain led New Zealand 21-0 at half-time and clung on as the All Blacks responded with three second-half tries ...

Rugby Sevens Is the Most Exhilarating Sport in the Olympics - New York Magazine

The last time rugby was an Olympic sport, a ragtag team of “street fighters and saloon brawlers” from the U.S. won the gold medal. The year was 1924, and the Americans were one of three teams to field a rugby team at the Paris Games. It's little wonder ...

Rio 2016 Olympics: Great Britain beat New Zealand in rugby sevens thriller - Eurosport.com

Great Britain won a thrilling Olympic rugby sevens match 21-19 against New Zealand in a game which came down to the final few seconds - but the All Blacks stayed in the tournament. The British side looked unstoppable early on, racing into a 21-0 lead ...

Rio Olympics: Japan Shock New Zealand in Massive Rugby Sevens Upset - NDTVSports.com

Japan upset the odds with a thrilling upset over New Zealand in their opening match of the Olympic rugby sevens Tuesday as All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams sustained a tournament-ending Achilles tendon injury. The Brave Blossoms' shock 14-12 victory ...

Sonny Bill Williams ruled out for up to nine months with Achilles injury - The Guardian

Sonny Bill Williams ruptured his Achilles tendon in New Zealand's Olympic sevens game against Japan. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images. Sonny Bill Williams. Sonny Bill Williams ruled out for up to nine months with Achilles injury. New Zealand star ...

Recap: Rio Olympics - day four - Stuff.co.nz

A famous day at the Rio Olympics as US swimmer Michael Phelps became the first Olympian to win 20 gold medals. He would add one more to have 21 at day's end. For New Zealand it was a less-memorable day as the men's rugby sevens team lost to Japan ...

After sevens bronze, Rugby Canada hopes to capitalize on its 15 minutes of fame - The Globe and Mail

The women of Canada's bronze-medal-winning rugby sevens team had a small celebration when they finally reached the athletes' village on Monday night – there was some beer, admits Ghislaine Landry, who scored 18 points in the 33-10 defeat of Great ...