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Ellia Green: Australian going for gold at 2016 Olympics

Published 1932 GMT (0332 HKT) February 11, 2016
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Ellia Green is one of the most exciting young talents in women's rugby. Mark Kolbe/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
Her speed and ability to beat opponents make her a great entertainer. Warren Little/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
The 22-year-old was born in Fiji but moved to Australia at the age of five. Francois Nel/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Having grown up as a sprinter, Green only got into rugby by accident when her cousin needed a ride to a talent identification session. Ben Hoskins/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Green made her debut for Australia's sevens team -- nicknamed the "Pearls" -- in 2013, having previously represented her country in athletics at age-group level. Ben Hoskins/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
In 2014, Green caught the eye with one of the best tries ever seen at the Women's Sevens World Series when she ran 75 yards to score and give Australia a last-gasp win over Canada. She is pictured here in action against China earlier that year. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Green is hoping to win a place in the Australia squad which will compete at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in August. NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/AFP/Getty Images