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Sevens at Rio 2016 will be a game-changer according to Bernard Lapasset ©Getty Images

Outgoing World Rugby chairman Bernard Lapasset says that the sevens competitions at Rio 2016 will be a "game-changing" moment for the sport.

Read more: Lapasset says rugby sevens at Rio 2016 will be "game-changing" ahead of test event

Fiji began the defence of their HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series title in ominous fashion as they beat England 28-17 in the final to claim victory at the opening event of the season in Dubai today.

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I'd never been to a live rugby match before, but as a fan of all sports I was intrigued by an invitation to visit the opening leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai last weekend.

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World Rugby chief executive Brett Gosper believes it is important that rugby sevens puts on a “big show” when it makes its Olympic debut at Rio 2016 in order to further its case to become a core sport on the Games programme.

Read more: Delivering "big show" at Rio 2016 crucial to rugby sevens long-term Olympic future, claims Gosper

USA’s Zack Test is tackled in the air by Augustine Pulu of New Zealand in the third-fourth play-off at the Dubai Sevens. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Two sevens wins over New Zealand, a professional league looming and the nation’s fastest growing team sport – the US now offers rugby the richest prize

Read more: USA third place at Dubai Sevens gives notice of growing stake in global game

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