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British sevens halfback Simpson out of Rio

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 1/07/2016

Wasps halfback Joe Simpson is out of Rio Olympics contention after dislocating his elbow during Great Britain sevens squad training.

Although Simpson is expected to be available for the start of Wasps' Premiership campaign in early September, his Rio hopes are over.

Simpson had been included among an extended Great Britain training squad, from which sevens head coach Simon Amor will select a final 12-man group.

Great Britain have been drawn in the same Rio pool as New Zealand, Kenya and Japan. The men's tournament begins on August 9.

"It is an incredibly exciting pool," Amor added.

""We all know New Zealand are an outstanding side, Kenya showed what they are capable of in winning the Singapore Sevens this season, and Japan have shown their potential."

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