Rugby returns to the Olympics this year. The US is the defending gold medal champion, having defeated France in 1924, a victory that apparently lead to some rioting and the US team having to be escorted off of the pitch. One of the stars of that team was Aggie football and rugby player Colby "Babe" Slater. There is currently an on campus exhibit about the early history of rugby at the school.http://www.sactownmag.com/Calendar/index.php/name/The-Colby-E-Babe-Slater-Collection/event/10212/
The return of rugby to the Olympics will feature the 7 man game, something that is more entertaining, and a better fit for a two week tournament.