"Pace and power" - Chris Robshaw selects Team GB Sevens team for 2024 Olympics - Ruck

“Pace and power” – Chris Robshaw selects Team GB Sevens team for 2024 Olympics

The history of rugby at the Olympic Games stretches over several periods.

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Rugby union was first included when the Olympic Games were revived, and more recently the seven-player version has been favoured.

In 1900, 1908, 1920 and 1924, a rugby union tournament appeared on the Olympic programme, won by France, Australasia (combing players from Australia and New Zealand), and twice by USA.

Since the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, rugby made its grand return to the Olympic stage in the sevens format. The women’s tournament was won by New Zealand in 2021, while Fiji took gold in the men’s competition.

Paris 2024’s rugby tournament will take place between the 24th and the 30th of July.

The rugby events will take place in the Stade de France.

Chris Robshaw’s Team GB

1. Hamish Watson (Scotland)

2. Ben Earl (England)

3. Duhan van der Merwe (Scotland)

4. Raffi Quirke (England)

5. Marcus Smith (England)

6. Joe Marchant (England)

7. Louis Rees-Zammit (Wales)

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Nigel Owen’s law changes for 2024:

#1. Less TMO

Owens wrote: “We should aim for good performances that facilitate good games. In my opinion, perfect has become the enemy of the good because people are striving for a standard that is unachievable. A frustrating over-reliance on the TMO is one result of this fear of getting things wrong.

“Pressure is being exerted on referees by spectators, social media users, coaches, players, performance reviewers and referee managers. That is a lot of people scrutinising everything. I think we need to take a step back and make sure we pick up the things that matter.”

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