Aussie Women Win Historic Rugby Gold at Rio Olympics

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Following rugby’s 92-year Olympic absence, history was made on Monday, August 8th, as Australia’s women’s rugby team became the first team ever to win a women’s rugby gold medal. After falling behind to fellow rugby powerhouse New Zealand, the Aussies stormed back for the historic 24x17 victory, outscoring the Kiwis four tries to three with two tries coming while New Zealand was a player down.

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