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By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rugby is a sport on the rise in Brazil, especially in Rio as in 2016 Rugby Sevens - the faster version of the sport - will compete in Olympic Games for the first time. The Rio Rugby Club has been doing its part in increasing the sport's popularity, both on the field and off, including the launch of the new “Rugby é Nossa Paixão” (Rugby is Our Passion) program in Rio’s largest favela community, Rocinha.

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