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Olympics get ready, rugby sevens is on the way

Olympics get ready, rugby sevens is on the way in 2016

Greg Jeloudev, right of Australia is brought down by Ben Lam of New Zealand during their rugby sevens semifinal match at Ibrox stadium at the Commonwe...
Cornel Hendricks of South Africa, right, grabs Reupena Levasa of Samoa during their semifinal rugby sevens match in Ibrox stadium at the Commonwealth ...
Alatasi Tupou, right, of Samoa is tackled by Seabelo Senatla, bottom, and his teammate Kyle Brown of South Africa during their semifinal rugby sevens ...

Britain Commonwealth Games

Greg Jeloudev, right of Australia is brought down by Ben Lam of New Zealand during their rugby sevens semifinal match at Ibrox stadium at the Commonwe...

Britain Commonwealth Games

Cornel Hendricks of South Africa, right, grabs Reupena Levasa of Samoa during their semifinal rugby sevens match in Ibrox stadium at the Commonwealth ...

Britain Commonwealth Games

Alatasi Tupou, right, of Samoa is tackled by Seabelo Senatla, bottom, and his teammate Kyle Brown of South Africa during their semifinal rugby sevens ...

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- The road to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic debut of rugby sevens took a lively detour on the weekend to the home of Scottish football's Rangers.

Played before nearly 200,000 spectators over two days, the Commonwealth Games sevens tournament in a packed Ibrox Stadium featured family-friendly crowds, karaoke-style sing-a-longs and appreciative players who rounded the ground following their final games to thank the crowd for their support.

On the field, it was all action -- seven players covering a wide swath of field where 15 is the norm in regular rugby-- speedy backs offloading or deking their way around opponents to score as many tries and points as they can in two seven-minute halves.

Disco rugby maybe, but in Glasgow on the weekend, it was a huge hit.


Updated : 2021-03-03 17:36 GMT+08:00