WATCH LIVE: U.S. rugby looks to finish tournament on positive note

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After beating Brazil 24-12 on Wednesday, the United States men’s Rugby Sevens team takes on Spain in its final match in Rio. Carlin Isles scored three tries in the win over Brazil, and he’ll be a key player for a U.S. team looking to end its tournament on a positive note. This match is just one of many scheduled for Thursday, culminating in the bronze and gold medal matches Thursday night.

WATCH LIVE: Final day of men’s rugby sevens — 11:30 a.m. Eastern

The semifinals match Fiji and Japan in one game, with Great Britain and South Africa meeting in the other. Fiji and Great Britain both went through group play unblemished, while South Africa suffered a 12-5 defeat at the hands of Australia. South Africa was the most impressive of the four semifinalists in the quarterfinal round, as they beat the Aussies 22-5.

The Springboks may not have produced the 3-0 marks that Fiji and Great Britain boasted at the end of group play, but they may be the favorites to win the first ever gold medal in men’s Rugby Sevens.