With the sport of rugby making its Olympic return three years from now at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Rugby Canada made an interesting announcement on Tuesday regarding their newest board of director according to the Canadian Press.
The newest board member is none other than Brian Burke, who has extensive National Hockey League experience as the league's executive vice-president, and has previously been the general manager of the Hartford Whalers, Anaheim Ducks, Vancouver Canucks and Toronto Maple Leafs.
Burke also is very knowledgeable about the sport of rugby as he played for the University of Harvard's rugby program while he worked on his law degree.
Rugby is making its return to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, with a rugby sevens format for men and women. The Canadian women's rugby sevens team advanced to the final of the World Cup in Moscow in June, and are currently ranked second in the world behind New Zealand.