After making his debut in 2012, it was a rapid rise to the top for Cam Clark who was named in the 2013-14 Sevens World Series team of the year before winning bronze at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. He quickly became one of the side’s key backline players and secured Olympic selection for Rio 2016 as Sevens made its Games debut.
The Australian team got off to a slow start in Rio after opening the tournament with a 31-14 point loss to France. Clark scored the opening try in Australia’s 26-12 victory over Spain before the side kept their medal hopes alive with a 12-5 win over South Africa in their final group match. They again faced the South African side in the quarter-finals and it was the BlitzBokke who reversed the result to claim a 22-5 win over the Aussies and move through to the final four. Losses to Argentina and France followed for Australia who finished the tournament in eighth.