Wales sevens flanker James Davies admitted that his team Great Britain were completely outplayed by Fiji in the final of the Olympic rugby sevens at Deodoro Stadium on Friday.
Having maintained an unbeaten streak in the group stage and defeating South Africa in the semi-final, Great Britain were defeated by a rampaging Fiji side as they went on to win the final by 43-7 to be crowned the champions. This was also the first medal for Fiji at the Olympics.
The Scarlets flanker credited Fiji for their dominant performance in the final and was pleased to see them win their maiden medal at the grand stage.
"Fiji thoroughly deserved the win and we lost to the best side in the world," he revealed when speaking to England Rugby after the final.
“You never know what they are going to do and they are such talented athletes. They are special players, I’m pleased for them."
The 25-year-old also expressed satisfaction with the effort put by his team but believes the gap between the two teams in the finals was massive.
"I don’t know if we performed above expectations, as a group we knew how much talent was in the squad and we deserve to come away with a silver medal. We are really pleased.
"We put everything on the line but it was a bridge too far. We came here for gold but we’ll take silver."