Putney’s Bibby tries Argentina’s patience in rugby sevens as Murray halted by rain in Rio 2016 day five

Putney’s Dan Bibby propelled Team GB into the semi-final of the men’s rugby sevens with a try in a tense sudden-death fight to beat Argentina 5-0 on day five of Rio 2016.

The score was 0-0 at the end of stoppage time, with Wandsworth’s Tom Mitchell almost winning the game with a penalty in sudden death, but it came back off the post.

Bibby said: “I’ve never played a game of sevens like that.

“I’ve played for three or four years now and I’ve never been in a 0-0 draw at full-time.

“We just kept our composure and ended up getting that crucial score so I’m very proud of the boys.”

Earlier in the day the team, including Weybridge’s Marcus Watson and Harlequins player Ollie Lindsay-Hague, beat New Zealand 21-19.

Elsewhere, Surbiton sailor Nicola Groves made her  Olympic debut in the Nacra 17 class with partner Ben Saxton.

The pair sit third after two races in the first mandatory combined male and female Olympic sailing event.

Team GB’s women’s hockey team beat Argentina 3-2 in the quarter-finals.

The squad, featuring Surbition players Giselle Ansley, Georgie Twigg and Hollie Webb, will go up against Japan tomorrow.

In the men’s hockey, Britain lost to Australia 2-1 in a tight game that saw all three goals scored in the final quarter.

The team includes Wimbledon players Michael Hoare, Ian Sloan and Henry Weir, who will be out to beat Spain for a quarter-final spot.

Andy Murray’s third-round clash in the men’s singles was postponed due to rain.

And Molesey Boat Club’s Moe Sbihi and George Nash had their medal bid in the men’s four rowing semi-final put on hold, as the rowing events were postponed due to the wind.

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