Rugby 7s at Olympics: Team GB men’s bronze medal match result - and who won Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Sevens gold

Team GB overcame a strong performance by Team USA to book their place in the semi before losing to New Zealand

Team GB Rugby Sevens men’s side ended their Tokyo 2020 Olympics with defeat to Argentina in the bronze medal match.

Great Britain lost to New Zealand in the semi final of the men's Rugby Sevens at the 2021 Olympic Games.

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A 29-7 defeat for Team GB meant gold was out of reach for them as New Zealand head into the final.

Britain's Dan Norton scores a try in the men's quarter-final (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)

Team GB won a silver medal in the event at Rio 2016, however, the team nearly didn't make the games after a batch of funding cuts in 2020.

The Rugby Football Union said England’s men and women’s seven players contract may end in the summer of 2020 after the coronavirus led to revenue losses of up to £107m.

Here’s all you need to know about Team GB’s Rugby Sevens bronze match.

What was the result of Team GB’s Rugby Sevens bronze match?

Team GB lost 17-12 to Argentina in the bronze medal match on Wednesday 28 July 2021 at the Tokyo Olympics.

It means Argentina take bronze with Fiji winning gold after a 27-12 win over New Zealand who take the silver in the final.

Who did Team GB face in the semi-final?

Team GB lost to New Zealand in the Olympic semi-final.

New Zealand will face defending champions Fiji in the final.

What happened to Team GB in the quarter-final?

USA got off to a flying start against Team GB, with the American’s scoring three tries in the space of six minutes.

Perry Baker crossed the line twice and Danny Barrett scored one to put USA 21 points up at Tokyo Stadium.

Ollie Lindsay-Hague then pulled a try back for Great Britain just before half-time.

Record sevens scorer Dan Norton, Ben Harris and Alex Davis all scored tries to complete the victory.

However, the victory was slightly muted after captain Tom Mitchell hobbled off the pitch early after what appeared to be a foot injury.

Head coach Tony Roques said he was "not sure" whether Mitchell would be available for Wednesday's semi-final, adding: "I'm praying with all my heart that he can get back."

"I'm struggling to keep myself together at the moment," said Dan Norton, whose try with two minutes remaining put Great Britain in the lead.

"To dig that deep, it's mental. There are a lot of tears of joy being shed at the moment. We're just happy to be another step closer."