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Australia wins first Olympic competition in rugby sevens
11:41, 9 August 2016
Australia wins first Olympic competition in rugby sevens

Rio 2016 witnesses the sport’s debut as Olympic discipline

11:41, 9 August 2016

© AFP 2016/ PHILIPPE LOPEZ

The women’s Olympic team of Australia won the very first rugby sevens competition. In the final match, Aussies outplayed their neighbors from the New Zealand (24:17).

Canada took bronze by defeating the United Kingdom team (33:10).

The International Olympic Committee included rugby sevens into the official program of Summer Olympics in 2009. The last time the Olympic rugby tournament took place was 1924; only then, it was the classical rugby.

Rugby seven involves two teams of seven players each – instead of 15 in the classical rugby; a fixture consists of two halves, seven minutes each. 

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