Bristol’s Tom Mitchell is in the semi-finals of Rio’s Rugby 7s

It’s the first time the sports been in the Olympics

Bristol grad Tom Mitchell is captain of the men’s rugby seven’s team that has made it to the Olympic semi-finals.

The 27-year-old led his team to victory over Argentina in a tense sudden-death face-off, and will face South Africa in today’s match.

Rio marks the first time that rugby seven’s has been played in the Olympics, and the team, who have so far defied everyone’s expectations, are hoping for a medal.

Mitchell, who is also captain of England’s rugby seven’s squad, and his team were not the favourites for the competition, as they have not had as much time together as a team as other nations.

However, against the odds (it was expected that making it to the quarter-finals would be a push), the squad may be in contention, and are guaranteed a medal if they win today’s match.