Brian O'Driscoll and the rugby world fall in love with Fiji after they hammer Great Britain to win gold 5 years ago

Brian O'Driscoll and the rugby world fall in love with Fiji after they hammer Great Britain to win gold

Breathtaking rugby.

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.

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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.

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