Fiji 33-7 Team GB: Dominant defending Olympic champions run in FIVE attempts in final Group B match, with both sides already qualifying for the quarter-finals in Tokyo after reaching the final at Games five years ago in Rio
Defending Olympic rugby sevens champion Fiji put on a stunning display to ensure the Team GB Olympics group stage in Tokyo ended in a crushing 33-7 defeat.
Fiji wasted no time putting up their game in the replay of the final at the 2016 Rio Olympics, scoring their first try in under two minutes via Asaeli Tuivuaka.
GB then got another wake-up call when Sireli Maqala doubled Fiji’s lead after bursting through the middle of the opposition defence, this time converting the try into a 12-0 lead for the defending champions.
Fiji put on a stunning display to ensure Team GB Olympics group stage in Tokyo ended in defeat
The defending champion scored their first attempt within two minutes via Asaeli Tuivuaka
Fiji then demonstrated the pace and power within their line-up as they closed the first half with a new score from Jiuta Wainiqolo, who handed out Dan Norton before racing across the whitewash after a sprint from the halfway line.
Team GB struggled at the start of the second half and Tuivuaka eventually took advantage of a loose ball to score unimpeded under the posts in a new converted score.
Ben Harris got Team GB on the scoreboard by scoring a try of his own, but it would be the defending champions who finished with a swing, with Aminiasi Tuimaba finishing the thrashing.
Sireli Maqala doubled Fiji’s lead after bursting through the middle of Team GB defense
Jiuta Wainiqolo, who handed Dan Norton over before racing across the whitewash for a third score
Both sides had already qualified for the quarter-finals, which will take place later on Tuesday.
Team GB defeated Canada 24-0 before taking a 34-0 win against Japan, which was also defeated by Fiji 24-19 before the defending champions defeated Canada 28-14.
However, Fiji were utterly dominant against Team GB five years after their 43-7 win to claim the country’s first-ever gold medal at Rio’s Deodoro Stadium.
Ben Harris put Team GB on the scoreboard by scoring a try himself in the second half
But Tuivuaka and Aminiasi Tuimaba (above) scored on either side of him to complete the beating