Pressure on Fiji for back-to-back Olympic sevens gold

Mesulame Kunavula of Fiji runs with the ball

Mesulame Kunavula of Fiji runs with the ball during the rugby union Test match between the New Zealand and Fiji at FMG Stadium in Hamilton on July 17, 2021. 

Photo credit: Michael Bradley | AFP 

What you need to know:

  • The Fijians notched up a memorable 43-7 victory over Britain in the inaugural sevens final in Brazil to claim the country's first ever Olympic medal
  • Fiji's Welsh coach Gareth Baber said the expectation on his side "is always that you go and front up, and win gold"
  • The format entails three pools of four drawn up by seeding. A round-robin format follows, with the two top teams from each pool plus the two best-placed third-placed teams advancing to the Cup quarter-finals

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