Dan Bibby’s sudden death try sends GB through to rugby sevens semis

• Extra-time needed to separate deadlock between GB and Argentina
• Fiji keep hopes of first ever medal alive by knocking out New Zealand

Sevens rugby is new to the Olympics but already it feels like a glorious adornment. Even a rainy night in Rio could not dilute the sudden death drama, with Team GB now facing a semi-final against South Africa after a scarcely believable “golden point” extra-time win over Argentina. A tournament which has also seen Japan reach the last four and New Zealand bow out prematurely is proving to be utterly compelling.

GB’s triumph was also among the most perverse international sevens contests ever played, with neither side able to score a single point in normal time. In the abbreviated form of the game this is virtually unheard of, akin to batting out for a draw in T20 cricket.

Continue reading...

About the Author

Comments are closed.