Rio ex­plained

This month rugby will be beamed to the world as the sport fi­nally re­turns to the Olympic Games. but what for­mat will it take and what ex­actly is at stake? Here’s the low­down on it all…

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OU KNOW rugby is back at the Olympics af­ter a 92-year break. Un­like in 1924, this will be a seven-a-side com­pe­ti­tion rather than 15s. You may

yalso know some of the stars. Here are the other de­tails you need to learn…


there will be six days of com­pe­ti­tion in rio. the women’s event be­gins on satur­day 6 Au­gust, run­ning two ses­sions a day for three days and end­ing with the all-im­por­tant medal matches on the mon­day evening.

the men’s tour­na­ment fol­lows the same pat­tern, with two ses­sions a

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