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Britain battle again to beat US, six-man Argentina stun South Africa

2021-07-27 19:43:39

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Britain fought again fantastically from 21 factors all the way down to beat america 26-21 on Tuesday and seal a semi-final assembly with New Zealand within the Olympic Rugby Sevens on the Tokyo Stadium.

Six-man Argentina overcame an early crimson card to shock South Africa 19-14 and can face defending champions Fiji in Wednesday’s different semi.

Perry Baker scored two tries to place the U.S. answerable for the sport, however a yellow card for Steve Tomasin simply earlier than halftime handed Britain a method again.

Regardless of the lack of captain Tom Mitchell to what regarded a critical harm, they took their probability and when the best try-scorer in Sevens historical past, Dan Norton, dotted down for his or her fourth rating they led with slightly over two minutes to go.

“Fairly unreal while you’re down like that, we might have been down and out at halftime, however the rating earlier than halftime and resilience within the second half is what we’re all about,” Britain’s Robbie Fergusson stated.

The U.S. have been repeatedly penalised on the breakdown by New Zealand referee James Doleman, although ahead Joe Schroeder was philosophical in defeat.

“That is a heartbreak, particularly to lose a lead like that. That hurts,” he stated. “We took the primary half strongly, and we have been feeling good, enjoying properly. Within the second half, we made some errors in possession and as soon as they acquired the ball, they took over.”

New Zealand had little hassle in dispatching Canada 21-10 with captain Scotty Curry scoring a brace of tries.

“We felt like we ready properly for this match and it has been actually good to get 4 wins from 4, however I assume that counts for nothing on the subject of tomorrow,” Curry stated.

Argentina misplaced the skilled Gaston Revol to an early crimson card towards South Africa, however battled on with six males to guide 14-7 on the break as the electrical Marcos Moneta bagged a brace of tries.

They held on regardless of ending the sport with 5 gamers after a late yellow card.

“We had a tricky match, however we demonstrated what a staff is. We considered each little factor that now we have left behind to be right here, we’re lacking our households and associates, and with the pandemic it has been all of the harder,” Moneta stated.

Captain Jerry Tuwai scored two tries as Fiji breezed previous Australia 19-0 within the final quarter-final.

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