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Rugby Sevens At The Rio Olympics


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FIJI

SEVENS OLYMPICS CHAMPIONS

Fiji 43  - Great Britain 7

:D

What a wonderful fairytale end to the return of Rugby to the Olympics.

The spiritual home of Sevens is now and Olympic one.

Fiji's first Olympic medal... Gold.

Congratulations!

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great game and i loved watching fiji take its first gold. i'm going to miss tuning into sevens every day — a lot more fun to watch than other rugby and so fast paced. 

side nite: is seven nation army the official anthem here? it's being played just about everywhere. 

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Never been less unhappy to see GB thrashed. I mean, I'm not *happy* about it, but only one team deserved Gold in this tournament and for it to be their nation's first ever Olympic medal....well, hat's off. We'll get a few dozen medals these Games, but this is everything to Fiji.

One last thing: This sport has to stay in the Games.

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6 hours ago, Rob. said:

 

One last thing: This sport has to stay in the Games.

Definitely...

And what a wonderful thing to see all the "expected" nations to fall and see new faces topple the mighty.

To cap it all off...the spiritual home of Sevens take the Gold.

The tournament sits nicely in the first week and the three day format great for the players...will need to assess the atrocious refereeing and lack of officiating, but only a minor blemish... Roll on 2020.

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To the point about Fiji claiming its first ever medal--a gold--in rugby sevens, the Fijian players celebrated by signing and prayed in the team circle afterwards.

Back in Suva, Fiji a bank put up a sign indicated it'll be closed for 30 minutes so the staff can watch the gold medal match and celebrate. The joys of being a small nation like Fiji.  

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On 8/11/2016 at 6:14 PM, Rob. said:

Never been less unhappy to see GB thrashed. I mean, I'm not *happy* about it, but only one team deserved Gold in this tournament and for it to be their nation's first ever Olympic medal....well, hat's off. We'll get a few dozen medals these Games, but this is everything to Fiji.

One last thing: This sport has to stay in the Games.

I agree wholeheartedly rugby sevens must remain in the Olympic program. Not only it helps gives a sport so that the Pacific Island nations have legit shots at medals, it also brings forth a sport, regardless of its codes, that's arguably has the biggest worldwide interest previously not in the Olympic program like the massive attention the Rugby World Cup gets, which perhaps is mainly ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup.

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