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GB backs England to play lead

England to play lead for British berth in Olympics. Photo: IRB

England to play lead for British berth in Olympics. Photo: IRB

England will try to qualify Team GB for the Rugby Sevens tournament at the Rio 2016 Olympics

England have been nominated by the British Unions (The Rugby Football Union, Scottish Rugby Union and Welsh Rugby Union) as the lead nation to attempt to qualify, on behalf of Team GB, for both the men’s and women’s Rugby Sevens competitions at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

For Team GB to qualify in the first qualification phase, the sides would be required to finish in the top four of the 2014/15 HSBC Sevens World Series (men’s) and IRB Women’s Sevens World series (women’s).

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