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WATCH LIVE: Men’s rugby sevens debuts; Team USA plays two

US Rugby 7s Portraits

CHULA VISTA, CA - JULY 21: Madison Hughes of the USA Rugby Mens Sevens Team poses for a portrait at the Olympic Training Center on July 21, 2016 in Chula Vista, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

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The debut of women’s rugby at the Olympics could hardly have gone better, ending with rivals in the final, and now the men will hope to match that terrific start.

Team USA’s men have a much tougher task than their female counterparts, who finished in fifth place on Monday with a 19-5 win over France.

World No. 17 rugby nation USA is in a group with No.1 New Zealand, No. 9 Argentina, and No. 35 Brazil. The U.S. will face Argentina and Brazil on Day One.


Matches 1-6 -- starts at 10 a.m. EDT, USA vs. Argentina at Noon

Matches 7-12 -- starts at 3 p.m. EDT, USA vs. Brazil at 5 p.m. ET

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