GREAT Britain set up a semi-final showdown against New Zealand in the women's rugby sevens tournament tonight as they remained firmly on course for an Olympic medal at Deodoro Stadium.

Emily Scarratt's team made it four successive wins by knocking out quarter-final opponents Fiji 26-7 thanks to Abbie Brown's try double and touchdowns by former Worcester players Alice Richardson from Inkberrow and Joanne Watmore.

Although GB conceded a first try of the competition with Fiji's Litia Naiqato rounding off an impressive move, they finished far stronger than their opponents.

Unbeaten rivals New Zealand now await with competition favourites Australia facing Canada, conquerors of France, in the first semi-final.

"We are building nicely," said try star Brown.

"We keep building with each game and I think that is all you can ask for in sevens. We've shown we have got what it takes.

"This (semi-final) is where we want to be. Hopefully, we will put on a good performance.

"We will keep working on ourselves. The Olympics experience is amazing - it is very different to what we are used to and something we will never forget.

"It (a possible medal) is what we've dreamed of during the past two years and that is what we have come here to do."

Brown struck with her opening score after just 12 seconds and, despite Fiji testing them for a short spell, GB kept their composure impressively to set up a one-sided second period.

New Zealand will go into today's clash as favourites but they laboured past quarter-final opponents USA 5-0 as star player Portia Woodman scored their try.

GB's organisation and steady improvement throughout their four games so far suggests a titanic battle.

Earlier, skipper Scarratt led from the front as her team delivered their best performance of the Games to crush highly-fancied Canada in a pool stage finale.

Scarratt scored two second-half tries that sealed a 22-0 win and ensured GB topped Pool C ahead of their quarter-final appearance.