Great Britain Men looking to go one better – Women hungry for medals
Three is the magic number

The best of English, Welsh and Scottish combine in a bid to achieve Olympic glory under one flag – think the British and Irish Lions, just without the Irish Lions.

Silver lining

Team GB’s quarter-final win over Argentina was arguably the most dramatic of Rio 2016.

The match ended 5-0 to Team GB after a try in sudden-death extra-time from Dan Bibby.

But Fiji were too strong for Simon Amor’s side in the final, and they had to settle for the silver medal.


The women’s team missed out on a podium finish in 2016 after losing the bronze medal match to Canada, 33-10.

Wales ace Jasmine Joyce scored Team GB’s second try that day and is one of three survivors from Rio 2016 in the squad selected for the Tokyo Games.

She will be giving it her all to bring a medal home, second time around. “My life for the last four years has been solely focused on the Olympics."

Roques on

Former England Sevens player turned GB head coach Tony Roques could come up against one of his former teams in Tokyo.

The 42-year-old spent some time as assistant coach of the USA under Mike Friday.

James Rodwell, the most-capped rugby sevens player of all-time and an England coach since 2018, is also part of the Team GB backroom team.

Like the British and Irish Lions in South Africa, there is a significant Scottish influence in the Team GB teams.

Former Scotland captain Scott Forrest is women’s head coach and players like veterinary surgeon Hannah Smith could play a key role in Tokyo.

Max McFarland is one of four Scots selected in the men’s squad, was his country’s top try-scorer on the 2020 Series with 10.

World's best finisher

Dan Norton holds the record for most tries on the men’s World Rugby Sevens Series..

The England speedster has 354 World Series tries to his name – 75 more than nearest rival Collins Injera – from over 450 matches since his debut in 2009.

He scored Team GB’s only try in the final five years ago, his third of the tournament, and will be one of the main threats once again.