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Outsiders Japan keen to continue fairytale run in rugby sevens - Olympics

Japan's exhilarating run to the semi-finals of the inaugural men's Olympic sevens tournament, where they face heavyweights Fiji on 11 August, has captivated the world, enthralled fans back home and surprised even their own players, says their top try ...and more »

Australia's women's rugby sevens bring home gold, but will it change the stigma around the sport? - NEWS.com.au

RIGHT NOW, the Australian women's Rugby Sevens team is on top of the world. But will a gold medal change the stigma around the sport? Vanessa Brown@vanessajbrown · news.com.auAugust 9, 20163:37pm. Gold medallists Australia celebrate after the women's ...and more »

Green and Turner hoping to send Australia into seventh heaven - Olympics

Amy Turner has been playing rugby for 24 years, but it is only in the last two that she was able to focus on her beloved sport full-time as she set her sights on fulfilling a “once in a lifetime” opportunity at Rio 2016. Born and raised in Tokoroa, a ...and more »

Rugby makes triumphant Olympic return at Rio 2016 - Olympics

The sun shone on the French on Saturday in Rio as they beat Spain in the first rugby match played at the Olympics in 92 years. Cheered on by an enthusiastic crowd in the sun-baked Deodoro stadium, France beat their great rivals 24-7 to banish memories ...and more »

Why talent transfer is key for a winning rugby Sevens team - The Conversation AU

Rugby Sevens serves as the perfect example of how lifelong dedication to a single sport might not be the only pathway to Olympic success. Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters. Why talent transfer is key for a winning rugby Sevens team. August 8, 2016 8.59pm EDT. Job ...and more »

Australian women clinch inaugural sevens gold - Olympics

Australia's women became the first Olympic rugby sevens champions when they ran out convincing 24-17 winners over neighbours New Zealand in the gold medal match at the Deodoro Stadium in Rio on 8 August. Earlier in the day, Canada took the bronze medal ...and more »

Team GB denied Rugby Sevens bronze medal by Canada as Australia beat New Zealand to take gold in the final - Telegraph.co.uk

The women in gold and green (predominantly green in those tracksuits) are presented with their medals. A moment to savour after an excellent tournament by Sean Horan's team, who ended up worthy gold medallists. Australia pose with their gold medals ...and more »

Australia Wins Gold In Rio Olympics Women's Rugby Sevens - Huffington Post Australia

We did it! Australia has beaten New Zealand 24-17 in the final of the women's rugby sevens at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. New Zealand took the early lead but Australia fought back and looked the most dangerous team throughout. This was the second time ...and more »

Australia wins first-ever women's rugby sevens gold medal - NBC Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Australia absorbed the expected early battering from New Zealand before winning the first Olympic gold medal in rugby sevens with a 24-17 victory in the women's final on Monday night. Rugby is back in the Olympics for the first ...and more »

Rugby Sevens final: Team GB thrashed 43-7 as Fiji win their first ever Olympic medal - Telegraph.co.uk

It was not the result that Britain wanted, but it was the result that rugby and the Olympics needed. Having never previously won an Olympic medal of any colour, Fiji won gold on Thursday night at the Deodoro Stadium by demolishing Britain 43-7 in the ...and more »