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Wallabies legend Drew Mitchell confident Michael Hooper can make Olympics squad, Hong Kong Sevens, video

Former Wallabies star Drew Mitchell has backed Michael Hooper’s quest to represent Australia in rugby sevens at the Paris Olympics after the former skipper made an encouraging start to his career in Hong Kong.

Hooper didn’t play huge minutes in his debut event but he did leave his mark with some brutal shots in defence that were the hallmark of his 125 Tests for Australia.

Mitchell was there to see his good mate play, with Hooper still getting used to the breakneck speed of play, with the next event in Singapore starting on May 3.

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“It’s one thing to train for it for a long time and feel like you know what you’re going to be faced with, but there’s nothing like game experience, so it was nice for him to get out there,” Mitchell said.

“He’ll be better for…

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