The 2016 Rio Olympics gold medal winning men’s rugby team from Fiji received a rousing welcome on their return form Brazil. They received a hero’s welcome back when they touched down on home soil.
There were thousands of fans lined up in the streets of Nadi to catch a glimpse of the rugby sevens team that made their nation proud. These players have put Fiji on the Rugby sevens map.
The way the Rugby sevens event was embraced by the public and the media at the Rio Olympics is testimony to the fact that this sport must always be included in the Olympics.
There are many who are wondering as to why it took so long for this game to be an Olympic sport. The sport has the fittest and the most professional athletes competing and can easily be a crowd puller.
if you look at the performance of Rugby Sevens team of Canada, the Monaco 7s will offer qualifying moments for the rugby sevens team that can take part in the Rio Olympics this summer
There are places for twelve teams to play among which about 11 have qualified already. Canada has lost out to North America about a year back. They have been qualified for the repechage tournament as a result.
With the popularity of Rugby sevens touching a new high, after it was included as a main sport in the Rio Olympics, all eyes will now shift to Zimbabwe where the Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens Championship tournament will be held next month. There is no doubt that this event will boost the growth of the women’s game in Zimbabwe.
The event will be held between September 17 and 18 at the Police Grounds in Zimbabwean capital and there will be eight teams from Africa are participating in the event. The teams are: South Africa, Madagascar, Tunisia, Namibia, Senegal, Uganda, Zambia, and of course, host Zimbabwe.