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Olympics 101: Rugby makes a come-back in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games after a 92 year absence

Posted at 10:27 AM, Aug 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-08 12:06:19-04

After a 92-year absence from the summer Olympics, Rugby competition will make its way back onto the list of Olympic events for the first time since 1924.

Team USA was the last country to earn an Olympic gold medal and the Eagles are flying high into this year's tournament with a roster full of talented players.

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The first round of the competition will begin Aug. 9 and the USA men's rugby team will match up against a difficult group of high quality opponents including Fiji, Argentina, and Brazil.

The Eagles will be led by former sprinter Carlin Isles who leads the team in tries and is one of the longest active members of team USA.

Isles, who recently missed playing time due to injury, hopes to bounce back to form and charge onto the top of the podium hoisting a gold medal.

The USA men's team opens up against Argentina on Aug. 9 at 11 a.m.

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