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British Royals triumph but Lions tamed in Olympics warm-up

Published 10/07/2016

Ollie Lindsay-Hague (right) scored two tries as Great Britain Royals claimed sevens success in Exeter
Ollie Lindsay-Hague (right) scored two tries as Great Britain Royals claimed sevens success in Exeter

Great Britain continued preparations for next month's Rio Olympics by taking victory in the latest Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix Series event on Sunday.

Exeter's Sandy Park hosted the competition, with Britain fielding two teams - the Royals and the Lions.

And it was the Royals that came out on top, beating France 33-17 in the final.

France led 12-0 following two early tries, but an Ollie Lindsay-Hague touchdown sparked a revival, as Alex Davis added a second score, with Luke Treharne kicking both conversions.

The Royals trailed by three points at half-time, but second-half tries by James Rodwell and Ruaridh McConnochie, which were followed by a second for Lindsay-Hague, completed an excellent comeback win.

It was not such a good day for the Lions, though. who suffered a quarter-final exit in the main competition against Russia.

GB head coach Simon Amor is due to announce his final squad for Rio on July 19.

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