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Schedule & Results: Catch Up

(Local) / 07:00 PM 11 Aug (Rio)
Men's Gold Medal Match

43 (Won)

7 (Lost)


Great Britain

Fiji (FIJ)
Great Britain (GBR)

(Local) / 06:30 PM 11 Aug (Rio)
Men's Bronze Medal Match

14 (Lost)

54 (Won)


South Africa

South Africa (RSA)

(Local) / 05:30 PM 11 Aug (Rio)
Men's Placing 7-8

12 (Won)

10 (Lost)



Nick Malouf Jesse Parahi Henry Hutchison James Stannard Con Foley Cameron Clark Patrick McCutcheon Ed Jenkins Allan Fa'alava'au John Porch Thomas Cusack Thomas Kingston

(Local) / 02:00 PM 11 Aug (Rio)
Men's Placing 5-8

26 (Won)

21 (Lost)



Nick Malouf Jesse Parahi Henry Hutchison James Stannard Con Foley Cameron Clark Patrick McCutcheon Ed Jenkins Allan Fa'alava'au John Porch Thomas Cusack Thomas Kingston

(Local) / 06:30 PM 10 Aug (Rio)
Men's Quarter-final 4

22 (Won)

5 (Lost)

South Africa


Nick Malouf Jesse Parahi Henry Hutchison James Stannard Con Foley Cameron Clark Patrick McCutcheon Ed Jenkins Allan Fa'alava'au John Porch Thomas Cusack Thomas Kingston

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First Rugby Sevens medals on offer in Rio

Australia will be looking to make Olympic history in Brazil as they aim to claim one of the first ever medals to be awarded in Rugby Sevens. Despite the fifteen man format having been a part of four Olympic Games, the last way back in 1924, the faster-paced and arguably more exciting brand of the game will make its Olympic debut in Rio.

The women's side made history in the lead-up to Rugby's Olympic return when they became the first Australian team to win the World Series after they took out the 2015-16 title. The men finished their season in fourth.

Women to watch: Young gun Charlotte Caslick was one of the side’s best in 2015 as Australia claimed third in the World Series and booked their tickets to Rio. Her efforts saw her nominated for the women’s sevens player of the year award for the second year running. The 2014 winner of that award Emilee Cherry has been super impressive to start this year's World Series while a host of youngsters that competed at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympics and won gold, will look to break into the team.

Men to watch: World Series Rookie of the Year Henry Hutchison topped the try scorers list for Australia in 2016 while veteran James Stannard was the nation's highest points scorer. Captain Ed Jenkins holds the record for the most amount of caps for the Australian side and remains a consistent threat every time he heads out on the field. The likes of Lewis Holland and Allan Fa'alava'au both proved their worth throughout the lead in to Rio. 

Qualification, Nomination & Selection

Women: Australia qualified as one of the top four teams in the 2014/15 Women’s Sevens World Series. The Aussies performed consistently throughout the six match competition, claiming one tournament victory and three runners up trophies. The strong results ensured they finished in third behind New Zealand and Canada.

Men: After missing out on automatic qualification via the World Series (the side needed to finish in the top four and ended up fifth), the Australian men's team claimed Rio 2016 qualification after winning the Oceania Qualification Tournament in November 2015. The side went through the tournament undefeated, beating Tonga 50-0 in the final.

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Nomination to the AOC

Nomination to the AOC for Rugby Sevens Men

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Nomination to the AOC for Rugby Sevens Women

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Selection by the AOC

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Appeals Tribunal Chair

Adam Casselden
Email: casselden@statechambers.net

Key dates

  • 19 June 2016 - Men’s Final Olympic Qualification Tournament (Fontvielle, Monaco)
  • 26 June 2016 - Women’s Final Olympic Qualification Tournament (Dublin, Ireland)

Team qualified (as of May, 2016)

  • Men - Brazil, Fiji, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Argentina, USA, France, Japan, Kenya
  • Women - Brazil, New Zealand, Canada, Australia, Great Britain, Colombia, US, France, Kenya, Fiji, Japan

Competition Format & Events

Each side has seven players on the field and five substitutes on the bench. The match consists of two seven minute halves with the exception of the gold medal match which will have two ten minute halves. 

The 12 teams are split into three pools with each team playing each of the other sides in their group once. The top two teams from each group will progress to the quarter finals along with the two third placed teams with the best records.

The quarter-finals are then seeded with the team with top qualifier from the pool stage v 8th best, 2nd best qualifier v 7th best, 3rd best qualifier v 6th best, 4th best v 5th best. The winners of the quarter finals progress to the semi-finals. The winners of the semi-finals playoff for gold and silver with the losers of the semi-finals playing off for bronze.

Australia and Olympic Rugby - Sevens

While Rugby Sevens will make its debut in Rio, the 15 man format has made four appearances at the Olympic Games (1900, 1908, 1920, 1924).

Australia competed alongside New Zealand as Australasia at the 1908 London Olympic Games. With the majority of the best English and Welsh players on tour in New Zealand, the Cornwall Rugby Team represented the British and were no match for the Australasian side who won gold after a 32-3 victory.

Read more about Rugby at the Olympics and Australia’s history here>>>

Did you know

  • A team is awarded five points for scoring a try, two points for converting a try and three points for a drop goal.
  • Conversions must be drop-kicked from in line with where the try was scored. A drop-kick involves a player dropping the ball with the ball hitting the ground before they kick it.
  • The team that scores will kick the ball off to the opposing team.
  • When each substitute is made the player from the bench replaces an on-field player and that player is then not allowed to return to the field. Each side has a total of five players on the bench and thus can make a total of five substitutes.

Pre-Rio AUS Tally

1 Gold
0 Silver
0 Bronze

Fast Facts

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Back to training for sevens star eyeing Tokyo 16 September 2016 (AEDT)

Sevens playmaker Charlotte Caslick will be back at training next week with an eye on Tokyo 2020.


Top 16 quotes from the Games 6 September 2016 (AEDT)

"It has really sunk in yet but it feels awesome and I can only imagine it will get better from here."


Welcome Home Celebration Melbourne 31 August 2016

The 2016 Olympic Team says a huge thanks to Victorians for supporting the Team on the Rio journey.


Sydney kicks off Welcome Home celebrations 29 August 2016

Sydney played host to the first leg of the Welcome Home celebrations today, hosting a number of Rio Olympians at the Opera House.


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Sydney welcomes home Rio 2016 heroes 29 August 2016 (AEDT)

Welcome Home celebrations have kicked off in spectacular fashion with a massive crowd turning out to the Sydney Opera House to pay tribute to the amazing achievements of the Australian Olympic Team.


#OneTeam 27 August 2016

Take a look back at the Rio 2016 campaign through the lens of the team hashtag #OneTeam


Women's rugby gold to spur next generation 24 August 2016 (AEDT)

Australia's Olympic gold medal-winning women's rugby sevens players hope their success in Rio can propel the sport on home soil.


Fan Messages capture Australia's pride 23 August 2016 (AEDT)

Throughout the lead up to, and during, the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, our Aussie athletes have been inundated with inspiring messages from audiences watching at home.


Looking to Tokyo 22 August 2016 (AEDT)

Tokyo 2020 is looking very positive for Australia with a number of young debutantes showing what they're made of at Rio 2016.


Australian Medallists of the Rio Games 22 August 2016

Reaction from our medal winners of the Rio Games.


Magic medal moments at Rio 2016 18 August 2016 (AEDT)

Olympic Games are made up of magic moments. No matter where you are from, these achievements transcend all allegiances and exemplify what the Olympics are all about.


Week One wrap up 14 August 2016

All the reaction from our medal wins in week one of the Rio Games.


Ong look-out for Olympians' golfing Edge 14 August 2016 (AEDT)

Golf has returned to the Olympic Games for the first time in 112 years, so there's a golf pro in Rio looking to poach the next Australian Olympic golfer.


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Day 6 review 12 August 2016 (AEDT)

Australia continues to sit in fourth on the medal tally after finishing with two silver and one bronze on Day 6.


Rough ride in Rio for men's rugby sevens 12 August 2016 (AEDT)

It wasn’t quite the Olympic debut the team was after, but the Australian men’s rugby sevens team can be proud of the fight they put up, finishing eighth at Rio.


Aussies out of Rugby sevens medal race 11 August 2016

A disappointing loss to South Africa has forced Australian Men’s Rugby Sevens team out of medal contention, but Head Coach Andy Friend says they will still put on a show for spectators.


Aussies out of sevens medals contention 11 August 2016 (AEDT)

The Australian men’s rugby sevens team has bowed out at the quarter-final stage after a 22-5 defeat to an impressive South African outfit at Deodoro Stadium tonight.


Aussies keep Olympic dream alive after beating Spain 10 August 2016 (AEDT)

The Australian men’s sevens team kept themselves in contention for a spot in the last eight at the Rio Olympics after seeing off Spain 24-12 at Deodoro Stadium this afternoon.


The morning after making history 10 August 2016

The Australian Women's Rugby Sevens team made history last night after winning the first ever Olympic Gold in the sport. It was a hard fought match against New Zealand but Charlotte Caslick and Alicia Quirk agree teamwork was key to the win.