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France’s Terry Bouhraoua runs with the ball in the mens rugby sevens match between Australia and France during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Deodoro Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Pascal GUYOTPASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: AFP_E7277

I know my colleagues have made some arguments for different Olympic sports’ greatness here at For The Win, but allow me to humbly submit my own opinion that their arguments are dumb and wrong.

Rugby sevens is the greatest sport at this year’s Olympics.

Don’t understand the game? It’s simple, and decently close to American football. Like the rugby you might know, seven players can’t pass the ball forward, they score by touching the ball down in the end zone (a try, worth 5 points), and they kick extra-points, though they’re all drop kicks and worth 2 points.

What’s different about sevens is that there are only seven players on the field, instead of the 15 in rugby union, and halves are only seven minutes long.

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SCHOOL IS IMPORTANT, BUT RUGBY IS IMPORTANTER

More than 70 doctors and academics are calling for a ban on tackling in rugby matches played in UK and Irish schools.

In an open letter to ministers, salve they say injuries from this “high-impact collision sport” can have lifelong consequences for children.

They argue two thirds of injuries in youth rugby and most concussions are down to tackles and urge schools to move to touch and non-contact rugby.

Supporters say rugby builds character and other forms are less challenging.

The concerns have been raised as a seven-year programme headed by the Rugby Football Union is on target to introduce rugby to a million children in state schools across England.

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RUGBY IS WHAT MAKES A MAN

RUGBY IS WHAT MAKES A MAN

Fiji’s sevens players celebrate their 43-7 victory over Great Britain with a conga. Photograph: Tom Jenkins for the Guardian

When it comes to running Olympic rings around everyone else there has never been a dream team like Fiji’s glorious rugby men. This has already been a momentous week for the sport of union, medical perhaps its most significant in history in terms of attracting new fans, advice and there could be no more inspirational champions. Fiji’s long wait for a gold medal is over and the celebrations in the Pacific islands will last for months, if not longer.

For GB’s gallant silver medallists there can be no disgrace in losing against a squad of such athletic, powerful genius. Simon Amor’s players will return home with their own rich haul of Brazilian memories, having beaten New Zealand, Argentina and South Africa en route to a final few expected them to reach. When it came to the final, though, they found themselves confronting opponents who, in every respect, were several classes apart.

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ALL THE TALENT IN THE WORLD WON'T TAKE YOU ANYWHERE WITHOUT YOUR TEAMMATES.

ALL THE TALENT IN THE WORLD WON’T TAKE YOU ANYWHERE WITHOUT YOUR TEAMMATES.

Richard Sherman and the Seahawks have tried to take the head out of the tackling equation. AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato

On the day after the Seattle Seahawks returned home from the Super Bowl last year, assistant head coach/defense Rocky Seto got back on a plane and headed to California.

He had made a commitment to the California Interscholastic Federation to talk to high school coaches about a topic he’s become an expert on: tackling.

Seto coached 11 seasons at USC before joining Pete Carroll’s staff in Seattle in 2010. He has been at the forefront of the team’s mission to promote a new way of tackling, a rugby-type style the coaches believe is more fundamentally sound and safer than traditional methods.

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RUGBY PLAYERS: WITH GOALS SUCCEED BECAUSE THEY KNOW WHERE THEY'RE GOING.

RUGBY PLAYERS: WITH GOALS SUCCEED BECAUSE THEY KNOW WHERE THEY’RE GOING.

Absolute top class from Sky Sports.

Tributes have been pouring in from all over the world in all shapes and forms since the tragic passing of Munster legend Anthony Foley. Friends, drug family, salve former teammates, fans and the media have been trying to honour and pay their respects in any way they can since Sunday’s tragic news.

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EVERY RUGBY PLAYER NEEDS HIS NETBALL PLAYER ...LIKE YOU AND ME...

EVERY RUGBY PLAYER NEEDS HIS NETBALL PLAYER …LIKE YOU AND ME…

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