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http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/sport-olympics/rio-2016-olympics-rugby-sevens-great-britain-guaranteed-gold-or-silver-after-75-win-over-south-a3318011.html 
#4 Brits just beat #2 South Africa to get into finals
vs #1 Fiji Olympic Rugby 7s (7 per side)....

USA 9th, couple shoulda coulda's and been top 5-7th....
Medals would have been very difficult...
Japan did it though...
In for 3rd-4th!!! & seeded 10th!!!

Jealous and just bragging for you all UNDERSTAND the sport rugby skaters across the pond...
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My fiancĂ© and I tried to watch some women's rugby, and it was the strangest thing ever.  Cocktails did not even make it neat.
Sorry, 3, can't sell it to us.

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Rugby 7's is a very different form of Rugby to Rugby Union & Rugby League, it looks like they follow the Rugby Union code but its much faster.

GB had their arse handed to them by Fuji, they totally out played GB. Still stoked to get the silver medal.

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Congrats to GB and their fans - huge achievement winning the silver.  The "yawn" above was messing with Paly as I know he's a huge rugby fan.  Don't see that as much here on the east coast.  FWIW, when I have watched it, the 7s are amazing.  300 - try watching the men's game sometime.  No disrespect to the women, but there's a pretty big difference in the game.  
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It was fun watching Fiji totally rip GB!
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WINNERS AND LOSERS ARTICLE about OLYMPICS.... Great Britain big winner!!
Congrats to USA quality performance! We did ok in Wrestling/Rugby....
But shoulda coulda as well :----)


Great Britain. 
The sun had long set on the Empire by 1996, when Team GB collected a desultory 15 medals (with just one gold),
good for 36th place in the standings. But thanks to a renewed emphasis on sports -- funded by the country's national lottery --
and buoyed by the success of the 2012 London Games, the British are once again an Olympic superpower.
Team GB left Rio with 67 medals -- two more than it earned on home soil four years ago -- and bested China for second place with 27 golds.
And its haul came from 19 different sports, most notably Mo Farah's second consecutive double-gold in the 5,000- and 10,000-meter racessix golds in cycling 
and wins by Andy Murray and Justin Rose in men's tennis and golf, respectively. Britain has displaced Russia and Germany as the top Olympic nation in Europe
and seems poised to stay on the top of that perch for a while.








 
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