Rio 2016: We handed Australia victory and I take responsibility - Woodman


Portia Woodman has expressed disappointment in her own performance after New Zealand lost to Australia in the women's rugby sevens final at Rio 2016.

Woodman spent two minutes in the sin bin after being yellow-carded for a deliberate knock-on during the 24-17 defeat at the Deodoro Stadium.

Despite crossing for a late try, the 25-year-old could not hide her dejection at missing out on the first sevens gold in Olympic history.

"I am a bit disappointed but mainly in my own game," she said. "Nothing to do with the team. The team did an amazing job while I was out for those two long minutes.

"It just came down to that one mistake. It ended up being two tries that didn't need to happen.

"I think we gave it to them. They capitalised on our mistakes. We knew we couldn't let that happen."

Woodman was, though, able to take some positives from the team's Rio campaign.

"We made history and we got that silver medal for the first women's Olympics sevens," she added. 

"It is a huge accomplishment for our team. It is just not the one we were coming here for."