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Brazil Takes on Rivals Argentina in Beach Rugby Sevens in Rio

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A friendly sevens rugby competition was played on Rio’s Ipanema beach on Saturday December 19th. The Beach Rugby Super Challenge was used to promote rugby ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games where the sport will make a return after a 92-year absence.

International heavyweights Argentina came to drum up support for the sport, as well as teams from Portugal, Italy, Uruguay and Colombia. Despite soaring temperatures, the event passed off well.

Brazil’s women remained unbeaten throughout, triumphing over Argentina 8-5 in the final. Colombia beat Uruguay . . .

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