Harris scores as Team GB stage comeback to reach Rugby sevens semi-final

Ben Harris in action during his time with Maidenhead


Former Maidenhead RFC player Ben Harris touched down one of Team GB’s tries as they staged a remarkable comeback to beat the United States 26-21 in the Olympic rugby sevens this morning (Tuesday).

The Rio silver medallists found themselves 21-0 down in their quarter-final against the United States and also lost captain Tom Mitchell to injury.

But they managed to progress to the semi-finals in improbable circumstances, scoring three tries with the United States down to six players.

Dan Norton’s try with two minutes remaining gave Britain the lead.

Ollie Lindsay-Hague crossed first for GB before Harris and Alex Davis touched down and Norton grabbed the decisive try in the closing minutes.

Earlier the team were beaten 33-7 by defending Olympic champions Fiji in their Pool B decider.

Their semi-final against New Zealand will take place at 3am tomorrow morning (Wednesday).

Argentina will take on favourites Fiji in the other semi-final. Great Britain’s women will start their campaign on Thursday.

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