Rugby makes Olympic return
August 14, 2014 6:44 pm
Rugby will make its much-anticipated Olympic stage return after a 92-year absence this weekend when the Youth Olympic Games Rugby Sevens kicks off in Nanjing, China.
Nanjing will be the first time that sevens has appeared on the Olympic programme and 144 players will participate across the six men’s and six women’s teams over four days.
Japan, France, Argentina, Kenya, Fiji and USA comprise the men’s competition, withCanada, China, Spain, Australia, Tunisia and USA competing for honours in the women’s event.
Fiji coached by Sale Sorovaki at the tournament and plays Japan in its first match at 2.30pm on Sunday.