The lasting impact of Olympic rugby sevens and the future of professional rugby in North America

Rio Olympic gold medalist Fiji rugby sevens team members enter in a stadium in Suva upon their arrival from Brazil on August 22, 2016. Tens of thousands of Fijians cheered and many openly wept as they braved heavy rain to attend a victory ceremony in the capital Suva with celebrations rolling through a second day since the team returned home.  / AFP PHOTO / Feroz KhalilFEROZ KHALIL/AFP/Getty Images Extraordinary is one word to describe rugby’s August.

There’s going to impact felt in North America — and around the globe. The Canadian women won bronze. The country is jazzed.

But what about the disappointment felt by the Americans, will that be a problem?

Martin Pengelly of The Guardian and Curtis Reed from This is American Rugby join Patrick Johnston to ponder the meaning of sevens, and the future of professional rugby in North America.

Will Pro12 sniffing around make any impact? And what of the Premiership/Saracens/Toulon’s interest in the USA?

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