Great Britain's men's sevens team began their campaign at Tokyo 2020 with a hard-fought victory over Canada.
After a first half dominated by two well-structured defensives, two tries from Dan Norton helped propel Great Britain to victory.
There were also scores for Scottish pair Ross McCann and Robbie Fergusson in a solid start for Tony Roques' side.
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The newly-formed GB Rugby Sevens have been assembled at Loughborough since the beginning of the year.
The World Sevens Series has not taken place since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, with the Rugby Football Union (RFU) making those with sevens contracts redundant in 2020.
Funding from the National Lottery has allowed Team GB to send a men's and women's side to Tokyo, with both possible contenders for a medal.
Britain's men won an impressive silver behind Fiji at Rio 2016, and their new-look lineup showed impressive fitness to outlast Canada in their Pool B opener.
Norton, the leading try-scorer in sevens history, provided two scores in the 24-0 win.
Earlier at Tokyo Stadium, defending champions Fiji kickstarted action with a win over Japan.

CHOFU, JAPAN - JULY 26: Dan Norton of Team Great Britain scores a try on day three of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Stadium on July 26, 2021 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

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The hosts produced an impressive performance to push the vaunted Fijians all the way.
Japan were at one point 19-7 ahead of the gold medallists from five years ago after Lote Tuqiri's try.
However a brace of tries for replacement flyer Waisea Nacuqu ensured that there was to be no upset.
The four sides in Pool B are next in action this afternoon, with Great Britain meeting Japan, followed by Fiji against Canada.

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