Women’s Olympics Sevens results, scores and highlights from Day 1

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    Two wins on the opening day of the 2016 Rio Olympics has seen Australia’s women’s team book their quarter final spot already.

    The favourites for the gold medal opened their campaign with a thrashing of unheralded team Colombia.

    The 53-0 result would be followed by something sweeter, though, as they went on to smash Fiji 36-0, underlining their pre-tournament favouritism.

    They have now secured their passage to the next round of competition, which starts tomorrow.

    Having already accumulated six points, they have secured the top spot ahead of the United States and Fiji.

    New Zealand are lurking in Pool B, with both them and France also having secured maximum points in their two games today. In Group C Canada and Great Britain have done the same, also sitting on six points.

    The Kiwis loom as the biggest challenger to the Aussie girls, who’ve been nothing short of terrific in the

    Australian coach Tim Walsh spoke to Fairfax Media, and said they aren’t getting ahead of themselves.

    “We took a moment to appreciate it. In our team meeting we spoke about the responsibility, not only to our country we’re playing for, but to rugby sevens. And the responsibility that everyone has, men and women, to make sure this game is a sustainable event in the Olympics,” Walsh said.

    “I obviously love the game and I think it has got all the attributes and really holds true the core values of the Olympics. We have a responsibility here to show the world what sevens is all about.”

    It completed a day of mostly lopsided results, where Great Britain, Canada, France and New Zealand all completed mostly comfortable victories.

    But with Australia having beaten the main rival in their pool already, and with the other two pools still to play their marquee game, they do have a slight advantage coming into the final preliminaries and then quarters tomorrow.

    Full results from Women’s Olympic sevens, Day 1

    Group A
    United States 7-12 Fiji
    Australia 53-0 Colombia
    United States 48-0 Colombia
    Australia 36-0 Fiji

    Group B
    France 24-7 Spain
    New Zealand 52-0 Kenya
    France 40-7 Kenya
    New Zealand 31-5 Spain

    Group C
    Great Britain 29-0 Brazil
    Canada 45-0 Japan
    Great Britain 40-0 Japan
    Canada 38-0 Brazil

    Women’s Rugby Sevens standings after Day 1 at Rio

    Group A
    Country Points
    1 Australia 6
    2 United States 4
    3 Fiji 4
    4 Colombia 2
    Group B
    Country Points
    1 New Zealand 6
    2 France 6
    3 Spain 2
    4 Kenya 2
    Group C
    Country Points
    1 Canada 6
    2 Great Britain 6
    3 Brazil 2
    4 Japan 2
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    • August 7th 2016 @ 6:16pm
      Cugel said | August 7th 2016 @ 6:16pm | ! Report

      I watched the Fiji game,. the Australians played like touch footballers, the Fijians the more union-like chunkies.

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