7 Days in Dubai - - SPORT -

Aus­tralia proved in the 2015-16 sea­son that they are the dom­i­nant force in women’s rugby as they took the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sev­ens Series ti­tle and claimed Olympic gold at the sum­mer games in Rio. And it seems they will once again be the team to beat in Dubai af­ter start­ing the new sea­son with vic­tory at the Ocea­nia Sev­ens. The Olympic cham­pi­ons fin­ished the tour­na­ment with­out a de­feat af­ter beat­ing Fiji 31-0 in the fi­nal. Aus­tralia will be­gin the de­fence of their Dubai ti­tle against South Africa, be­fore games against the USA and Rus­sia. The women’s com­pe­ti­tion starts on De­cem­ber 1 with pool matches and con­cludes with knock­out matches on De­cem­ber 2, the day the men’s ac­tion starts.

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