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TEAM GB EDGE PAST JAPAN IN THE OLYMPIC RUGBY SEVENS

Wednesday 10th August 2016

Team GB edge past Japan in the Olympic Rugby Sevens

Britain's men made it two wins from two in the Olympic sevens yesterday as they edged past New Zealand's conquerors Japan 21-19 in a thriller in their second match.  GB had opened their campaign with a comfortable 31-7 win over Kenya, Dan Bibby (2), Dan Norton, Phil Burgess and Mark Bennett all scoring.  Team GB only just maintained their 100% start to the tournament against Japan, James Rodwell scoring twice and Marcus Watson adding another with captain Tom Mitchell converting all three tries.  The Japanese could have drawn after the final hooter when Lomano Lemeki crossed for Japan's third try, but Katsuyuki Sakai missed the tricky drop-goal conversion.

Britain face New Zealand at 16:30 today in the final match in Pool C when they will hope to then make it through to the quarter-finals taking place later this evening.  The semi-finals and finals will take place tomorrow.

Interest is also growing in the 15 a-side format with Eddie Jones’ England starting preperations for the Old Mutual Wealth Series taking place at Twickenham later this year.  England have two huge clashes with South Africa and Australia at Twickenham and you can secure your official RFU hospitality at The Clubhouse by calling a member of our team on 0207 836 1033.