Saracens - Rawaca and Wyles set for Rio showdown?

Jun 29, 2016

Rawaca and Wyles set for Rio showdown?


Summer signing Save Rawaca and double-winner Chris Wyles could potentially face each other at the Rio Olympics after the Fiji and the USA 7s sides were drawn together in Pool A of the Olympic 7s.

Rawaca, who will link up with Saracens after the completion of the games, has starred for reigning World Series champions Fiji and will be looking to make his mark as Sevens rugby makes its debut as an Olympic sport. Saracens wing Wyles has been in training for Mike Friday’s USA side, with the experienced Sarries three-quarter swapping the fifteen-a-side game for the reduced format for the Rio games.

Great Britain's men have been drawn with World Cup holders New Zealand, Kenya and Japan in Pool C as rugby sevens makes its Olympic debut in Rio.

The 15-player version of rugby was last played at the Olympics in 1924 and sevens will appear for the first time at this summer's Games in Brazil.

The matches will take place between 6 and 11 August, with the schedule to be announced nearer the Olympics.

The two GB teams will be composed of players from England, Scotland and Wales, who normally compete as separate teams on the international circuit.

GB7s will be preparing for the games at Allianz Park on Saturday, as part of the Sevens and the City festival, at the home of Saracens. To buy tickets click here.

Men's pools

Pool A: Fiji, Argentina, USA, Brazil.

Pool B: South Africa, Australia, France, Spain.

Pool C: New Zealand, Great Britain, Kenya, Japan.

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