Charlotte Caslick lay on the turf midway through the first half. Rocked to the core from a massive Fiji hit after playing on from a penalty. She looked up in disbelief to the referee asking for something. Anything.
Fiji, having knocked the men out at the quarter-finals three evenings earlier, repeated the dose and dumped the defending Olympic women’s rugby seven champions out at the same point.
If the enquiry did not start months ago, it surely will have by the final whistle.
Australia got the jump on the rest of the world in women’s sevens ahead of Rio, but they have been struggling ever since.
Already the men’s program is set for a major shake-up, with Tim Walsh likely to depart as coach and the program set to be scaled back significantly. He will likely be joined by John Manenti, who has not got…