1. 55793

      Northern Ireland

      Michael McCleery | Northern Ireland

    2. 54159

      Northern Ireland

      Russell Hempsey | Northern Ireland | aberdeen

      My team: aberdeenshire
      Because it is the most phsically demanding sport on the planet.
    3. 51380

      Northern Ireland

      Esther Harper | Northern Ireland | Londonderry

      My team: Ulster
      It's so exciting
    4. 51361

      Northern Ireland

      Ian Evans | Northern Ireland | Limavady

      My team: Ulster
      The sport is disciplined and enjoyed by so many people old and young across genders, why should it not be an Olympic Sport?
    5. 51213

      Northern Ireland

      Steve McClatchey | Northern Ireland | Dundee

      My team: Ireland
    6. 51201

      Northern Ireland

      Andrew Spence | Northern Ireland | Lisburn

      My team: Friends School
      It is a widely supported sport but still doesn't get enough media coverage.
    7. 51181

      Northern Ireland

      Johnny Mawhinney | Northern Ireland

    8. 51175

      Northern Ireland

      Andrew Wilson | Northern Ireland | Belfast

      My team: Ulster
      Rugby is one of the most popular spectator sports in the world and the huge numbers attending the IRB 7's Series events justifies how massively popular this form of the sport is. It has to be included in the Olympics
    9. 50699

      Northern Ireland

      Alistair Jinks | Northern Ireland | Coleraine

      My team: Ulster
      It's the shizz
    10. 50659

      Northern Ireland

      Adam Campbell | Northern Ireland | Limavady

      My team: Limavady Grammar School 2nd xv
      its one of the most exciting and physical sports on the planet, and is the greatest sport to watch and play.
    11. 50416

      Northern Ireland

      Andrew McCurry | Northern Ireland | Carrickfergus

      My team: Carrickfergus Rugby club
      Rugby is the best sport ever...millions of people play it and love it!!
    12. 50097

      Northern Ireland

      Katy Radford | Northern Ireland | Belfast

      For goodness sake!! It's one of the worlds most established and enduring of popular sports for all ages which in our country is a uniter rather than a divider. Get a grip!!
    13. 50087

      Northern Ireland

      Ricky Laughlin | Northern Ireland | Ballymena,Northern Ireland

      My team: Ballymena,Ulster,Ireland
      Why should Rugby be Olympic?Its fast and excitng to watch and it also embraces the olympic ethos of sportsmanship, friendship and competion.
    14. 49598

      Northern Ireland

      Hugh Turner | Northern Ireland | Belfast

      My team: Belfast Harlequins
      It's one of the most popular sports in the world, and 7's is a fantastic option for the games.
    15. 49369

      Northern Ireland

      John Woollams | Northern Ireland | Belfast

      My team: Ulster
    16. 48264

      Northern Ireland

      Paul Johnston | Northern Ireland | Belfast

      My team: Cooke
      Every other sport has become olympic, even the bizarre sports so why not a professional sport like rugby
    17. 47609

      Northern Ireland

      Ian Cooke | Northern Ireland | Richhill

      My team: Ulster
      World wide interest has never been greater.
    18. 47433

      Northern Ireland

      Scott McCullough | Northern Ireland

    19. 47397

      Northern Ireland

      Tony Livingston | Northern Ireland | Belfast

      My team: Ulster
    20. 47026

      Northern Ireland

      Janine Orr | Northern Ireland

    21. 46931

      Northern Ireland

      Jacqui Reid | Northern Ireland | Lisburn

      My team: Cooke Rugby Club
    22. 46903

      Northern Ireland

      Brian Edgar | Northern Ireland | Dungannon

      My team: Ireland
    23. 46898

      Northern Ireland

      David Malseed | Northern Ireland | Belfast

      My team: Ulster
      Because it is now one of the biggest games in the World and one of the fastest growing I'm sure... much more so, with respect, than synchronised swimming.
    24. 46823

      Northern Ireland

      Stephen McLean | Northern Ireland | Belfast

      My team: Ards
      It is one of the finest and most popular spectator sports in the world bringing together people from all different walks of life which is what the olympics is all about.
    25. 46786

      Northern Ireland

      Neil Ramsden | Northern Ireland | Belfast

      My team: Ulster
      Rugby is a sport that unites, not divides. A sport that matches the principles of the Olympic movement.
    26. 46785

      Northern Ireland

      ANDREA ELLIS | Northern Ireland | BELFAST

      My team: IRELAND
      its a sport for all. young old male female, it is non denominational not sectarian or racial. come join the rugby family and let its members grow!!!!
    27. 46778

      Northern Ireland

      Graeme Neill | Northern Ireland | Belfast

      My team: Ulster
      The Lions Tour, Tri-Nations and Six Nations show the widespread appeal of Rugby on Global basis together with the increasing prominence of so called lesser nations like Argentina meaning that to exclude Rugby would not only be detrimental to the ongoing development of the sport on a global basis but would also leave it as one of the worlds only professional sports excluded from the Olympics.
    28. 46734

      Northern Ireland

      David Black | Northern Ireland | Belfast

      My team: Cooke
      Rugby is an international team sport with a very high profile and as such needs Olympic recognition
    29. 46731

      Northern Ireland

      Christopher Orr | Northern Ireland | Belfast

      My team: Cooke
      Because it’s a completive TEAM sport and should be recognized on this level.
    30. 46726

      Northern Ireland

      Barry Mewha | Northern Ireland | Belfast

      My team: Ulster Rugby
      A chance for some smaller nations to compete against the big guns and also tha smaller nations always seem to do well in Sevens tournaments. It would also make me watch the Olympics a bit because generally I have no interest at all.
    31. 46583

      Northern Ireland

      Mike Watson | Northern Ireland | Belfast

      My team: Cooke RFC
      It's a international game with it's grass roots sustained through amateur sport.
    32. 46549

      Northern Ireland

      Ronnie Duncan | Northern Ireland | Belfast

      My team: Cooke
    33. 46536

      Northern Ireland

      Keith Mclean | Northern Ireland | Belfast

      My team: Cooke
      So exciting. Best sport in the world
    34. 46476

      Northern Ireland

      Les Martin | Northern Ireland | Carrickfergus

      My team: Ulster
    35. 45963

      Northern Ireland

      Mandy Martin | Northern Ireland | Carrickfergus

      My team: Ulster
      Any one can play it at any age
    36. 45665

      Northern Ireland

      Fiona McAuley | Northern Ireland | Belfast

      My team: Ulster
    37. 45405

      Northern Ireland

      Angus Jinks | Northern Ireland | Coleraine

      My team: Dalriada
      Greatest sport in the world. Why not?
    38. 45053

      Northern Ireland

      Thomas Henry | Northern Ireland

    39. 44770

      Northern Ireland

      stephen jowett | Northern Ireland | leeds

      My team: leeds rhinos
      Because its a great physical , skillful spectacle
    40. 44037

      Northern Ireland

      Heather Lyons | Northern Ireland

    41. 41990

      Northern Ireland

      Siobhan McKinney | Northern Ireland | Ballymena

      My team: Ireland
      Opportunites for players beyond Lions your selection. Should count as a cap too.
    42. 41639

      Northern Ireland

      Jonathan Aiken | Northern Ireland | Belfast

      My team: Lisburn
    43. 38943

      Northern Ireland

      Adam Rodgers | Northern Ireland | Belfast

      My team: Ulster
      Rugby embodies fair-play and sportsmanship unlike other sports like football.
    44. 38100

      Northern Ireland

      Stephen Shaw | Northern Ireland | Ballymena.

      My team: Ballymena Academy
      It is fun to play and great to watch
    45. 38099

      Northern Ireland

      Stephen Shaw | Northern Ireland | Ballymena.

    46. 36726

      Northern Ireland

      ollie smith | Northern Ireland | belfast

      Best sport in the world fits the olympic ethos and ideals!
    47. 36464

      Northern Ireland

      karl murray | Northern Ireland

      because its one of the best sports in the world to play and watch
    48. 32145

      Northern Ireland

      Myles Milner | Northern Ireland | Belfast

      My team: RBAI
      It deserves to be!
    49. 32142

      Northern Ireland

      maureen heasley | Northern Ireland

    50. 27127

      Northern Ireland

      neil thompson | Northern Ireland | Craigavon

      My team: Trinity College Dublin
      after soccer it is probably the second most widely played and popular team game in the world
    51. 26852

      Northern Ireland

      Ryan Constable | Northern Ireland | Belfast

      My team: Ulster, Saracens, GPS, Noosa Dolphins, QLD Reds, Ireland, Australia
      The sport of rugby embodies the Olympian ideals.
    52. 26838

      Northern Ireland

      Darren O'Neill | Northern Ireland | Belfast

      My team: RBAI
      One of the mostly widely played sports in the Western World
    53. 22571

      Northern Ireland

      Charlie Brown | Northern Ireland | Belfast

      My team: Ulster
      Huge sport which can only get bigger and better with this level of exposure and competition. A great addition to the Olympics!!
    54. 18280

      Northern Ireland

      Sue Bell | Northern Ireland | Belfast

      My team: ULSTER
    55. 13833

      Northern Ireland

      David MacSorley | Northern Ireland

    56. 13057

      Northern Ireland

      David Stafford | Northern Ireland | Belfast

      My team: Coleraine
      The fact that sports such as football, tennis and hockey have been in the olympics for a while now i think that a rugby event would be advantageous
    57. 11918

      Northern Ireland

      Elizabeth Uprichard | Northern Ireland

      My team: Ireland
    58. 11585

      Northern Ireland

      Adam Martin | Northern Ireland | Belfast

      My team: Ulster
      Rugby Sevens which everyone can enjoy. Many of my non rugby mates love watching sevens due to its fast pace game which keeps people entertained!!
    59. 10739

      Northern Ireland

      josiah whitworth | Northern Ireland

    60. 10564

      Northern Ireland

      Paul McAllister | Northern Ireland | Newry

      its one sport where anything can happen
    61. 10041

      Northern Ireland

      Keelan Durnien | Northern Ireland

    62. 8448

      Northern Ireland

      Peter Scott | Northern Ireland | Armagh

      My team: Ulster
      Rugby is the most absorbing sport, the whole ethos surrounding it already committs to the Olymic ideal.
    63. 4888

      Northern Ireland

      Kacper Kru┼╝ycki | Northern Ireland | Newry

      My team: Newry rugby club
    64. 4727

      Northern Ireland

      Lorcan Cooper | Northern Ireland | Derry

      My team: City of Derry
      Why shouldnt it?
    65. 4043

      Northern Ireland

      Jonathan Kingham | Northern Ireland | Belfast

      Rugby's passionate history in the olympics is one reason for why it should be included. Another is that sevens rugby draws massive crowds and its schedule would be perfect for the games. Other than that, the world needs rugby for its moral values and sportsmanship,
    66. 3158

      Northern Ireland

      Stephen Barr | Northern Ireland

    67. 3157

      Northern Ireland

      Nathan Barr | Northern Ireland | Limavady

      My team: Ulster
      It is one of the most exciting sports in the world and it is a sport for real athletes.
    68. 1795

      Northern Ireland

      Chris Bohill | Northern Ireland | Belfast

      My team: Ulster

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