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Watch ‘best sports interview’ as fans rave about ‘refreshing’ New Zealand rugby star Ruby Tui after Olympics win

RUGBY sevens star Ruby Tui has been hailed for the 'best sports interview ever' at the Tokyo Olympic quarter-finals.

The New Zealand player was refreshingly open after the Black Ferns defeated the Russian Olympic Committee 36-0.

Kiwi ace Tui was full of smiles and compliments as she discussed her opponents in her post-match interview with the BBC.

She said: “Yeah, the Russian’s are cool people man. They are a bl**dy tough, tough, team. They weren’t at the last Olympics, so this is huge for them. Massive congratulations to Russia.

“I know the score might have made it look easy but it was not easy. Don’t be fooled, [there was] lots of running. My GPS blew up...that's how hard it was so respect to Russia!"

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Tui was also asked for her thoughts on Team GB and revealed that several New Zealand stars had actually donated to their fundraiser before the competition.

She added: “I love how GB come together. They all split up but for the Olympics, they come together.

“It’s funny because in the scrum when they go down they say “England” but they can’t do it here so everyone has to go ‘GB’.

What rain, where’s the thunder? We’re at the Olympics. Let's be happy. Let's compete safely and peacefully. Peace and love.

Ruby Tui

“Scotland have got a couple of really good players. Wales as well. [Jasmin] Joyce is bl**dy gas.

“I love the whole concept of Team GB and huge congratulations to Great Britain and all the people of that place because they fundraised, they worked hard, they campaigned. I think even a couple of us donated.

Tui then hilariously embraced the impending poor weather conditions when told that the rain would cause them to wrap up the interview.

She said: “What rain, where’s the thunder? We’re at the Olympics. Let's be happy. Let's compete safely and peacefully. Peace and love. Love you guys.”

And fans were in love with Tui's attitude on social media as one tweeted: "One of the best post-match sports interviews."

Another wrote: "Totally agree, such a refreshing & uplifting personality. Everyone needs a mate like her!"

A third added: “She is brilliant and embodies the Olympic spirit.”

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