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Double fun for Zack Test in rugby's 15s World Cup and sevens Olympics

Double fun for Zack Test in rugby's 15s World Cup and sevens Olympics

The question took Zack Test's breath away. "Whew," Test said as he tried to answer whether being in the Rugby World Cup or in the Olympics feels like a bigger deal. Test learned this week he was among 20 World Cup rookies named to the 31-man U.S. team that will open play against Samoa on Sept. 20 in England at the quadrennial world championship for the 15-man version of the sport. He also is an apparent lock to make the 12-man roster for the U.S. team at the 2016 Rio Summer Games in the version called rugby sevens that brings the sport back to the Olympics after a 92-year absence. In a span of less than one year, the 25-year-old from Woodside, Calif., should find himself...

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