The history of rugby at the Olympic Games stretches over several periods.
RUCK have 4 tickets to give away for the United Rugby Championship fixture between Munster and Leinster on December 26. Enter here.
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)
Get your tickets to the 2024 Six Nations matches at viagogo, the world’s leading ticket marketplace. Find out how by clicking here.
Join our Breaking News and Top Stories WhatsApp community
Join our Breaking News and Top Stories WhatsApp community for all the latest news direct to your phone.
No one will be able to see who is signed up and no one can send messages except the RUCK team.
We also treat our community members to special offers, promotions, and adverts from us and our partners.
If you don’t like our community, you can check out any time you like. To leave our community click on the name at the top of your screen and choose ‘exit group’.
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.”Embed from Getty Images