Rugby 7s, a smaller version of the game will be in the Olympics in 2016.
The 15 a side game is not.
It was introduced to the Olympics in 1900 (France, Germany, and Great Britain entered teams, France won).
It didn't appear again until 1908 (Australasia, which included Aus. and NZ, Great Britain, which included Ireland, and France competed, Australasia won after France pulled out and GB were forced to field the Cornwall county team).
It was included in 1920 and 1924, both times won by the U.S.
In past years, Rugby has not been in the Olympics. However, in the next Olympics, in 2012, it will be. Though rugby is normally played with 15 players on each team, the Olympics will be playing a more fast-paced version in which there are only 7 players on each team.
It was once, in the 20th century but it now is not.
Golf and rugby sevens will competed as medal sports at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. Golf was previously competed at the 1900 and 1904 Games. This will be the first time in the Olympics for rugby sevens. Rugby union was competed at the 1900, 1908, 1920, and 1924 Games.
Rugby is not an Olympic sport. The last Olympics where rugby was a medal sport was the 1924 Games in Paris.
no but its 7s version is planned for 2016 and 2020
no but rugby sevens will be in the 2016 olympics in rio
France won the inaugural rugby union gold medal at their home games in 1900.
There is... it is like tag rugby
it was never at the olympics.
No one as the games at that time did not have rugby as a sport. The first formalisation of rugby did not occur until 1870 and first played as an Olympic event in 1888
no Yes, HB Studios are releasing a rugby game in 2011 for the Rugby World Cup, called Rugby 2012.
Its the USA. When the game of rugby was in the games the US won the match. It was to be the last time that the game of rugby would be played in the Olympics as it was felt the "recovery" time between matches for players was to short and injured players were having to take part putting themselves at risk
NO rugby has not been played in the Olympics since 1924, It has not been included since because it was felt that players would not have enough time between games to recover properly.