They reached the semi-finals with a 21:12 win over the USA, which is at least their performance at the Rio Games five years ago.

It was a dominant performance that Jasmine Joyce followed scored the first attempt in just 38 seconds.

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K.O. | 03:30 BST on Saturday …

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Holly Aitchison converted and then added the extras to an Abbie Brown touchdown as Britain built a 14-point interval lead.

Joyce’s second attempt early in the second half, who in turn was converted by Aitchison gave the United States a mountain to climb, and it turned out to be too much despite the late attempts by Kristi Kirshe and Naya Tapper.

Fiji and New Zealand will play the other round of 16 after former knockout champions Australia 14 -12 is eliminated.

And then there were four …

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British Celia Quansah said: “The courage and determination we showed, especially in this defensive set at the end, were unreal.

” We have shown heart like no other and I am simple so proud of the team. We know what to do – refuel and fire again tomorrow. “

And Quansah’s teammate Alex Matthews added,” It was to support each other and trust each other to get these one-on-one hits make.

“We have some of the smallest girls, we are not a big team. Defense wins the game and makes it easier when you have the ball.”

France beat China and secured a place in the Semi-finals, but odds are for a final between Great Britain and New Zealand.

If that happens, it would be a replay of their pool game at the start of the tournament, with New Zealand winning 26:21, 21 points behind.