Henry HutchisonHenry Hutchison burst onto the scene in late 2015 having got a call-up for the Australian side for the Rio 2016 Oceania qualifiers. He was one of the side’s best as the Aussies booked their tickets to Rio. Hutchison went on to score 27 tries in his debut World Series season, was named rookie of the year and secured a spot in the final twelve for Rio 2016.
The Australian team got off to a slow start in Rio after opening the tournament with a 31-14 point loss to France. The side 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, in which Hutchison scored his only try of the tournament against, followed for Australia who finished the tournament in eighth.