Fiji end Australia Tokyo Olympics gold medal campaign, face Pumas next

Fiji 7s captain Jerry Tuwai was solid in his leadership, slotting in a try in each half as Fiji beat Australia 19-0 to book their semi-final spot against Argentina tomorrow.

Tuwai scored the only try in the first half to put Fiji in the lead 7-0 at the breather before leading the onslaught again in the second half with his second before Aminiasi Tuimaba sealed the win with Fiji’s third.

Fiji march on to the semi-finals where they will meet an equally formidable Argentinian outfit who come into the game on the back of a 19-14 win over the BlitzBokke in their quarter-final despite being down to six men for more than 11 minutes. This is also the Pumas’ first Olympics Gold Cup semi-final after losing to Great Britain at the quarter-final stage in Rio in 2016.

New Zealand take on Great Britain in the first semi-final at 2 pm and Fiji face the Pumas at 2.30 pm (Fiji Time).

New Zealand secured their spot with a 21-10 win over Canada, while Great Britain came from 21-0 down to beat the USA 26-21 in the quarter-finals.

Day three of the 7s’ proceedings get underway 12 midday (Fiji Time) between host Japan and the Republic of Korea in the 11th-place play-off.

Wednesday’s afternoon session will start at 7:30 pm (Fiji time) and will include the seventh and fifth place play-off before the bronze medal match begins at 8:30 pm. The gold medal match, which will feature either New Zealand or Great Britain against the winner of the semi-final between Argentina and Fiji, is scheduled for a 9 pm kick-off.

Note: All times in Fiji Time

Photo: World Rugby

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