Great Britain has named a relatively strong squad for the Rugby Games in Rio. The Great Britain team is a strong contender for the gold in the rugby games both in men’s and women’s competition. It is the first time in 108 years that a rugby team will represent Great Britain at the Olympics.
The men’s team comes into the competition after white washing Australia on their home soil and the women’ team also places its bet firmly on the gold with the introduction of some World Cup winners in the Squad.
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Mark Bennet, Dan Bibby, Phil Burgess, Sam Cross, Alex Davis, James Davis, Ollie Lindsay-Hague, Tom Mitchell, Dan Norton, James Rodwell, Mark Robertson, Marcus Watson.
Reserves – Luke Trecharne and Ruaridh McConnochie
The men’s Squad will surely come into this tournament with their heads held high after some inspiring performances. They are leaded by Tom Mitchell and have many star players like Dan Norton who comes fourth in the list of all time top scorers in the World Series. Scotland’s Mark Bennet could be a stalwart edition to the team along with the record holder James Rodwell. Marcus Watson and James Davis are also two household names selected in the Great Britain’s Squad.
Claire Allan, Abbie Brown, Heather Fisher, Natasha Hunt, Jasmine Joyce, Katy Mclean, Alice Richardson, Emily Scarratt, Emily Scott, Danielle Waterman, Joanne Watermore, Amy Wilson-Hardy.
Reserves – Megan Jones and Kay Wilson
The women’s team is already a force to reckon with on the World Rugby scene for quite a while now. The Team includes highly experienced World Cup winners and is leaded by Emily Scarratt. Jasmine Joyce is the only non English member in the team hailing from Wales. They women’s team looks really power packed on the cards.
Posing a Challenge
The Women’s team looks all set to clinch gold but the road for men’s is not easy as there are many highly rated teams. The Women team is training together since the end of October while the men’s team has only assembled in May. The Women’s team is joined by Japan, Canada and the hosts Brazil in their group while the men’s team is joined by Japan, Kenya and the prime contenders New Zealand.