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Spain rugby 7's qualify for Rio Olympics
19 June 2016 @ 21:58

Spain's rugby 7's side has qualified for the Rio Olympics this summer. It is the first time rugby will have been included in the summer Olympics since 1924. The sport will feature for at least this and the 2020 Summer Olympics.

A last-second try by Iggy Martín gave the Spanish side, coached by Tiki Inchausti, a 22-19 win over Samoa in the final of the Olympic qualifying competition in Monaco on Sunday.

"It's incredible, we played with our hearts," said an emotional Pablo Feijóo in an on-pitch interview after the match. "This team and the coaching team have worked hard for years to make this dream come true. Our strength comes from working together, without being the biggest or the strongest".

Spain began the second day of qualifying with a 12-7 win over a young Ireland squad, with tries from Matías Tudela and Ángel López, converted by Paco Hernández.


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