The All Blacks sevens win New Zealand's third medal at Tokyo Olympics

Publish Date
Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 9:27PM

New Zealand has its third medal of the Tokyo Olympics after the All Blacks sevens claimed silver in the Rugby Sevens tonight.

The team lost to Fiji in the gold final by 27-12, meaning the Fijians retain their Olympic title.

Five years after failing to win a medal at the Rio Olympics, this All Blacks Sevens side proved a different beast as they seeked redemption in Tokyo.

 

In the third-place playoff, Argentina won their first sevens medal, backing up their under-manned victory over South Africa in the quarter-finals with a 17-12 win over Great Britain.

Today's gold is Fiji's second ever medal at an Olympic Games - their first being gold in the same event in Rio.

Congratulations boys!