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.