Tokyo Olympics: Team GB loses rugby sevens semi-finals 29-7 to New Zealand

Team GB lose rugby sevens semi-finals 29-7 to New Zealand as Tony Roques’ men later have to settle for bronze medal match TODAY

Great Britain’s men will go head-to-head for the bronze medal sevens at Tokyo Stadium after losing 29-7 to New Zealand in the semi-final.

Great Britain was without captain Tom Mitchell, who sustained an injury in the comeback quarterfinal win over the United States, so Dan Bibby took over as skipper.

New Zealand opened the score with a Scott Curry try that converted Andrew Knewstubb, but Great Britain’s reaction was immediate as World Series record try scorer Dan Norton sprinted clear and Bibby added the extras.

Team GB will have to fight for a bronze medal after losing their semi-final rugby sevens

New Zealand's Regan Ware (no. 9) was one of their tryscorers on Wednesday in 29-7 victory victory

New Zealand’s Regan Ware (no. 9) was one of their tryscorers on Wednesday in 29-7 victory victory

Joe Webber fending off a challenge as New Zealand rose up against the 2016 silver medalists

Joe Webber fending off a challenge as New Zealand rose up against the 2016 silver medalists

A Knewstubb converted Regan Ware touchdown made it 14-7 at halftime, before crossing again early in the second period to see Dylan Collier’s score and Curry’s second place in the Olympic final against Fiji or Argentina.

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