Australian women's rugby sevens draw with US on way to semis at Rio Olympics

By Malcolm Knox
Updated August 8 2016 - 2:44pm, first published 2:10pm
Emma Tonegato of Australia dives to score the try against Carmen Farmer of the United States during the Women's Pool A rugby match. Photo: David Rogers
Emma Tonegato of Australia dives to score the try against Carmen Farmer of the United States during the Women's Pool A rugby match. Photo: David Rogers

Sevens rugby is already a parallel universe; it is to rugby what theatresports is to theatre or yoghurt is to milk, a refined subculture with a life of its own. Add to that, this is women's sevens rugby. In the Olympics. Played in the dusty backblocks of Rio de Janeiro. And Brazil are playing Japan. Can this be happening? This is the Olympic multiplier effect applied to reality.

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