Having made his Australian sevens debut in 2011, Con Foley
won 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze before heading to Rio as one of the side’s
most experienced players.
The Australian team got off to a slow start in Rio after opening the tournament with a 31-14 point loss to France. Foley crossed for the final try as Australia secured a 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, in which Foley scored his second try of the tournament, and France followed for Australia who finished the Games in eighth.