New Zealand vs Great Britain – USA Sevens Rugby
19 - 21
Pool CRio08/10/201611:30 AMOlympic Games Men’s

Great Britain survives a second half surge from New Zealand to seal their third win in pool play.

Great Britain open the scoring with a lovely chip and chase from Great Britain’s Mark Bennett after soaking up a lot of pressure from New Zealand. James Davis adds to Great Britain’s lead after a slick offload from Dan Bibby set him up. Dan Norton collects the ball in the try zone after a lovely weighted ball was chipped in behind the New Zealand defense. Great Britain leads New Zealand 21-0 at the half.

New Zealand came out swinging in the second half. Rieko Iaone opens the scoring for New Zealand in the second half. New Zealand continues the scoring through Regan Ware as New Zealand continues to cut the deficit. Lewis Ormond adds another try to bring New Zealand within two points. Despite the impressive comeback, the missed conversation proves the difference as Great Britain holds on for their third victory in pool play.