5 Teams that have a Real Shot at Gold at Men’s Rugby Tournament in Rio Olympics


Rugby is marking its comeback in the Olympics games after a long wait of 92 years in Rio where it will be played with a new ball with the Olympic logo over it. There will be total 12 teams that will be fighting their way hard to claim a gold medal and we look at the 5 teams that are capable of snatching gold for their nation -:


The Fiji team will enter the tournament as the clear favorites and why not after all they are the World Series Champions. The whole nation will be banking on their Rugby team to bring home the first ever Olympic medal and it will be icing on the cake if that medal will be a gold. The team will be looking to secure an historic medal for their nation and are all set on the course to do that.

New Zealand

The black cats will be hoping to regain their supremacy after some lackluster performances at the end of the World Series. They showed glimpse of their preparations after thrashing Wales and white washing them 3-0. The New Zealand team also welcomes its senior players that were not part of World Series after series of injuries which makes New Zealand a worthy bet.

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South Africa

South African team has always been a force to reckon with in the 7 a side Rugby scene and will stop at nothing shorter than gold. They are leaded by a sensational coach under whose guidance they secured a world championship and will be trying to enhance their legacy with a gold for their nation.


The Australian team was a potent force in the rugby world but has lost its shine over last few years but the potential of the Aussies cannot be ignored as they have a versatile squad with all the specialists in their team. The experience they hold is worth every penny which can take Australia closer to the gold.

Great Britain

Another team which is clearly a deadly team with some inspired displays in the World Series. The British team was labeled with a tag of dark horses for the competition but after defeating Australia in a sizzling whitewash they have truly established their title credentials.

Rachit Sethi

Rachit Sethi

Rachit Sethi is the Co-Founder and featured Columnist of Playcaper. Sports, Sports and Sports that’s the three things he loves the most. He names his favorite sportsmen as Virat Kohli and Messi.
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