Rugby is back to the Olympics

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Rugby is making a return to the Olympics. It was 1924 when the Olympics last hosted a rugby competition and this year in the summer Rio Olympics it will return. It will return as a seven a side format compared to the traditional fifteen player side. The idea behind the change is that it will make the game more competitive so smaller teams have a chance against the powerhouses. They will also reduce the game time to only fourteen minutes instead of the traditional eighty minutes because the shorter game span will increase new watchers support. The competition will occur between August sixth and August eleventh, during the summer.

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