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New Zealand Women’s Sevens team, Rio, 2016

New Zealand Women’s Sevens team, Rio, 2016

The women’s rugby sevens team perform an emotional haka after missing out on a gold medal in their Olympic final against Australia. At stake was the first Olympic rugby gold to be awarded in 92 years and the first for rugby sevens. A final score of 24-17 saw the New Zealand team, who were also the youngest team in competition, taking home the silver medal.

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Joseph Romanos, 'Olympic and Commonwealth games - The early 21st century at the Olympics', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 June 2024)

Story by Joseph Romanos, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Jun 2023