Rio 2016: Tom Mitchell's Great Britain Rugby 7s team have golden chance after semi-final triumph

Great Britain, skippered by Sussex's Tom Mitchell, have a chance for gold after beating South Africa 7-5 in a tense Olympic semi-final.

Thursday, 11th August 2016, 8:43 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 2:34 am
England Rugby 7s skipper Tom Mitchell SUS-160324-100820001

After a sudden death win against Argentina in the quarter-final last night, Mitchell’s men had another dramatic win in this semi.

South Africa took the lead when skipper Kyle Brown touched down after just two minutes. They missed the chance to add two points to the score.

Team GB were against a stiff wind in the first half but kept the score to just 5-0 down at the break.

Dan Norton quickly levelled things up at the start at the esecond half after a great break from James Davies.

Mitchell added the two extra points.

South Africa put the Great Britain defence under pressure but Mitchell’s men withstood the pressure and triumphed 7-5.

Great Britain will face Fiji in the final tonight (approx 11pm BST) after Fiji won the other semi-final against Japan 20-5.

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