Having only got his first World Series action at the start
of 2016, John Porch impressed in his debut season to book his spot in the final
twelve for the Rio 2016 Games.
The Australian team got off to a slow start in Rio after opening the tournament with a 31-14 point loss to France. Porch scored as the Aussies bounced back with a 26-12 victory over Spain before they 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.