Britain’s rugby sevens in Rio can be boon for women’s game, says Emily Scarratt

• Team GB’s rugby captain has sights on Olympic gold
• Scarratt: ‘New girls will hopefully look at it and think it looks cool’

When Britain’s women’s rugby sevens side run out on Saturday to play Brazil, they will be creating their own small slice of Olympic history but for the tight-knit squad, most of whom have been training together since 2014 following the decision of the Rugby Football Union to make a priority of the newly included sport over the 15-a-side game, the honour of being the first British Olympic rugby representatives for 108 years is only the start of their ambitions.

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