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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 »

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

Rugby Sevens is a relatively young sport. Although it has been played since the late 19th century, the World Rugby Sevens series, which consists of 12 international tournaments, originated in 1999. It wasn't until 2009 that the popularity of Sevens ...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 ...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 »

Australia, New Zealand will play for first-ever women's rugby sevens gold medal - NBC Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — As predicted, the first Olympic rugby sevens gold medal will be heading to either Australia or New Zealand. In semifinal matches featuring the top four ranked teams, world series champion Australia beat Canada 17-5 on Monday and ...and more »

US women's rugby ties with top-seeded Australia - NBC Olympics

The U.S. women's rugby team tied with top-seeded Australia, 12-12, on Sunday. Both teams finished high enough in Pool A to advance to the quarterfinals. Australia went into halftime leading 5-0, despite losing Ellia Green, who is considered the fastest ...and more »

Cancer survivor Jillion Potter inspires US teammates - NBC Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Jillion Potter has overcome cancer and a serious neck injury that kept her out of rugby for long periods of time, giving her the kind of perspective that doesn't allow a narrow loss to Fiji to overshadow her Olympic debut.and more »

New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams injured, out for rest of Olympics - NBC Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Sonny Bill Williams has been ruled out of the Olympic rugby sevens tournament after injuring his left ankle in New Zealand's shocking 14-12 opening loss to Japan. The highest-profile player involved in rugby's return to the ...and more »

Women's rugby semifinals set, US eliminated from medal contention - NBC Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — New Zealand narrowly avoided a major upset against the United States on Sunday to join Australia, Canada and Britain in the playoffs for the first rugby sevens medals awarded at the Olympics. The semifinal pairings suggest the ...and more »

France wins first-ever Olympic rugby sevens match - NBC Olympics

France made history, becoming the first nation to win an Olympic women's rugby sevens match by defeating Spain, 24-7, on Saturday. Rugby had not been played at the Olympics since 1924, when men contested the 15-a-side version of the sport. Women ...and more »