Australia's Olympic rowing campaign has enjoyed a strong start, with two of the three crews in action on Friday qualifying for their next rounds.
The women's double sculls are into a semi-final, while the men's quadruple sculls have reached the A final.
But the women's quadruple sculls crew were well off the pace in their heat behind the powerful China combination and were relegated to the repechage.
In their Olympic debut, Amanda Bateman and Tara Rigney finished third behind the Netherlands and Lithuania, advancing to Monday's double scull semi-finals.
The Australians clocked six minutes 53.54 seconds, finishing 3.4 seconds off the pace.
Rio silver medallist Cameron Girdlestone teamed with Olympic debutants Jack Cleary, Caleb Antill and Luke Letcher to finish second in their quadruple sculls heat behind the Dutch, who are the gold medal fancies.
That put the Australia crew into Tuesday's final.
The Australians rowed 5:41:54 in fast conditions and were 1.74 seconds off the pace.
The women's quadruple sculls crew of Ria Thompson, Harriet Hudson, Rowena Meredith and Caitlin Cronin made a solid start in their heat, but quickly fell off the pace.
World champions China dominated the heat, finishing a whopping 4.30 seconds ahead of Poland.
Australia crossed the line fourth of five crews in 6:26:21, 11.89 seconds behind the Chinese, and they must finish first or second in Sunday's repechage to reach the Tuesday final.
Australian Associated Press