Fiji Lands Its 1st Ever Olympic Gold After Decimating Poms In Rugby Sevens

Fiji have landed their first ever Olympic gold after crushing it in the rugby sevens, defeating Britain 43-7 in the final. They’re the first winners of Olympics rugby sevens, and a huge vindication of their rugby prowess.
They’d taken a 29-0 lead at halftime after running five tries, before scoring two after the break. Osea Kolinisau, Jerry Tuwai, Jasa Veremalua, Leone Nakarawa, Vatemo Ravouvou, Josua Tuisova and Viliame Mata.
The Fijians have appeared at 14 Olympic games to date, and this is their first gold. Solid effort.
“They just attacked everything, they went for everything and it all paid off,” said Britain’s James Rodwell. “That’s how it goes sometimes, that’s rugby sevens and they’re one of the best there is.
“They’ve won the world series for the last two years and now they’ve added an Olympic gold medal so credit to them, they had an absolute blinder.”

Somebody call to check on Jarryd Hayne. The crying Jordan memes are incoming.
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