• Women’s quarter-finalists confirmed

    Fiji will take on Great Britain in the quarter-finals of the Women’s Sevens at the Olympic Games in Rio on Sunday.

    After the last round of pool games, Fiji, USA and Spain took the three remaining quarter-final slots alongside Australia, Canada, France, Great Britain and New Zealand who raced into the last eight on day one.

    Great Britain stunned Canada 22-0 to top Pool C and will now play against Pool A runners-up Fiji, who confirmed their progression with a 36-0 thumping of Colombia.

    Australia needed a last-gasp conversion to come away with a 12-12 draw against the USA, despite an unassailable lead at the top of Pool A. They will now meet Pool B runners-up Spain, who beat Kenya 19-10. The USA face the daunting task of upsetting New Zealand in the quarters to keep their gold medal hopes alive.

    France, who had lost 26-7 to the Kiwis, will play Canada in the quarter-finals.

    In the only result in the first session on day two that had to impact on the quarters, hosts Brazil defeated Japan 26-10.

    Women's quarter-finals:

    Australia vs Spain
    France vs Canada
    Great Britain vs Fiji 
    New Zealand vs USA

    Pool standings

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    Mariette Adams