IRB Sevens Series: Round 1
On Saturday morning the brand new IRB Sevens Series will kick-off with the Gold Coast Sevens in Australia. The Gold Coast Sevens is the first of nine tournaments.
This years series is labelled as the most important one ever as the top four finisher will qualify for Rio 2016. A further six places will be determined by regional qualifiers next year with a further place available via a play-off event to close the process. Brazil automatically qualify as hosts.
Rugby will return to the Olympics after a 92 year long abstinence.