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Hawaii’s Martin Iosefo and USA Rugby drop quarterfinal match against Great Britain

The United States team huddles up as they prepares for their men's rugby sevens match against...
The United States team huddles up as they prepares for their men's rugby sevens match against Ireland at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)(Shuji Kajiyama | AP)
Published: Jul. 27, 2021 at 10:48 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The United States Rugby sevens team’s chase for the Gold ends after a tough, 25-21 loss to Great Britain in the quarterfinal round of the Olympics.

Coming off of a pool play loss to South Africa, the Americans started their game against the Brits strong with a 21-7 first half lead.

However, the British were coming, shutting down USA’s offensive attack and going on a 26-point run to take the victory and advance to the next round of competition.

On the US team was Wahiawa native Martin Iosefo, who was on the starting lineup, but did not record a statistic.

The United States now enter the consolation bracket, facing Canada on Tuesday afternoon — game is set to start at 3:00 p.m. HST.

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