Opinion piece – After Olympics where does Rugby go from here?

Now that the euphoria and the giddiness of being part of the Olympics is over it is time for World Rugby to look at the future of Rugby 7’s and manage expectations.

What a great way to sign off the tournament with FIJI Men’s winning the gold medal – for many years they have epitomized Rugby 7’s and it’s so good they are able to show their skills on the biggest stage of it all.

The sport of Rugby 7’s has to evolve. Being part of the Olympic program means changes must take place in how training is undertaken from the youth programs, to amateur level and the elite program (a bottom up approach).

Please keep reading the attached article…

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