On Tuesday morning, Australia’s women’s rugby team beat New Zealand 24-17 to win the first ever Olympic gold medal in the sport.
For many, it might have been the first game of women’s rugby they ever watched. Perhaps the first game they’d taken seriously. And it was impossible not to – the sheer skill of the women was simply undeniable.
They were fast and strong and fearless.
The game was tense and exciting, with no sign from either team of backing down.
It was one of those moments of glory Australia looks forward to at the Olympics.