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A first Olympic medal for Fiji and it's gold after they hammer Britain in rugby sevens final

A 43-7 win for Fiji tonight in Rio de Janeiro.

Fiji's Leone Nakarawa celebrates scoring his side's fourth try.
Fiji's Leone Nakarawa celebrates scoring his side's fourth try.
Image: PA Wire/Press Association Images

FIJI CLAIMED THE first Olympic medal in their history when they hammered Britain 43-7 to win the men’s rugby sevens final at the Rio Games on Thursday.

The Pacific islanders started in ruthless fashion, notching up up five first-half tries from Osea Kolinisau, Jerry Tuwai, Jasa Veremalua, Leone Nakarawa and Vatemo Ravouvou, with two Kolinisau conversions, for a 29-0 lead.

Josua Tuisova and Mata Viliame added to that tally in the second period with Dan Norton grabbing a consolation try for Britain in the one-sided match at the Deodoro Stadium.

The bronze-medal match proved to be one too many for Japan, shock winners over fancied New Zealand in their opening pool match, as South Africa crushed them 54-14.

© AFP 2016

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