Brian O'Driscoll and the rugby world fall in love with Fiji after they hammer Great Britain to win gold
If you're going to win your countries very first Olympic gold medal then it's always better to do it in style and Fiji certainly did that with an emphatic 43-7 win over Great Britain in the men's rugby sevens. In doing so, the Pacific island nation claimed its first gold medal and the result never looked in doubt, especially since they they ran in five tries to to take a commanding 29-0 lead into the break.
Osea Kolinisau, Jerry Tuwai, Jasa Veremalua, Leone Nakarawa, Vatemo Ravouvou, Josua Tuisova and Viliame Mata all crossed the whitewash as Fiji collected their first Olympic gold medal at at its 14th time of trying.
As many of you will know, the Fijians have a strong tradition of playing exhilarating and expansive rugby at sevens levels and the sports world could only admire their supreme display of athleticism and precision.
We're delighted for them.
— Rio 2016 (@Rio2016) August 11, 2016
Different game these lads play! #Rio2016
— Brian O'Driscoll (@BrianODriscoll) August 11, 2016
— Simon Zebo (@SimonZebo) August 11, 2016
— Mike Brown (@mikebrown_15) August 11, 2016
Fiji are a different class at 7's. They deserve the gold. Great effort by the GB boys. 🇬🇧
— George North (@George_North) August 11, 2016
— David Pocock (@pocockdavid) August 11, 2016
— Yaara Bou Melhem (@YaaraBou) August 11, 2016
This Fiji performance shows how much fun it would be for us Irish if they put Hurling in the Olympics. I mean, unfair, sure, but fun.
— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) August 11, 2016