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All Blacks Sevens sneak into quarters, despite loss to GBR

The All Blacks Sevens men's team has been saved by Fiji, qualifying for the Olympics' quarter-final by the narrowest margin despite suffering another loss this morning.

New Zealand's fighting chance came down to Fiji's game versus USA and the Kiwi men have snuck into the quarters by just one point.

Earlier Great Britain led NZ from the start, with NZ slow off the mark once again.

Down 0-21 at halftime, NZ picked up its momentum in the second with three tries, the first scored by Rieko Ioane.

However, a spirited fightback weren't enough to save the game and guarantee a quarter-final spot, the Kiwis falling short 19-21.

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New Zealand must now wait on the result between Fiji and USA to see if they'll make it.

The loss comes on the back of a horror day when the men not only lost to Japan, but lost two key players to injury - Sonny Bill Williams and Joe Webber.

Fiji had to win by five points or more for NZ to progress to the quarter-finals, and they defeated USA 24-19.

NZ will take on Fiji in the quarters.