GB sevens rugby team go for glory

Bibby - gold medal chance
Bibby - gold medal chance
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Great Britain - whose ranks include Lancastrian Dan Bibby - are through to the gold medal match in the rugby union sevens at the Rio Olympics.

They made it into Thursday’s final thanks to a knife-edge 7-5 win over South Africa in the semi.

GB will take on Fiji in the final.

Their efforts have guaranteed a silver medal, at least.

The tournament has been a triumph for former Kirkham Grammar School student and ex-Fylde fly-half Bibby, who has been a livewire throughout the competition.

In the semi-final, South African, playing with the wind at their backs In the Deodoro Stadium in Brazil, took the lead in the first half with a try but crucially failed with the conversion to go 5-0 up.

In the second half Great Britain hit back with a touchdown from Dan Norton, who danced through on the right-wing,

Tom Mitchell added the conversion, which was the difference between the two sides.

Great Britain go into the final with a 100 per cent record on the return of rugby to the Olympic schedule.