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In this photo taken Thursday May 19, 2016, Gordon Tietjens, the New Zealand rugby 7's coach, center, watches his players train at Dulwich College in London. The mere length of Tietjens' tenure as New Zealand's rugby sevens coach, 22 years and counting, is extraordinary, even before considering his remarkable record of success. In the 17-year history of the sevens world series, Tietjens' teams have won 12 of them, including the first six. There's also two Sevens World Cup titles, and four Commonwealth Games gold medals. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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In this photo taken Thursday May 19, 2016, Gordon Tietjens, the New Zealand rugby 7's coach, center, watches his players train at Dulwich College in London. The mere length of Tietjens' tenure as New Zealand's rugby sevens coach, 22 years and counting, is extraordinary, even before considering his remarkable record of success. In the 17-year history of the sevens world series, Tietjens' teams have won 12 of them, including the first six. There's also two Sevens World Cup titles, and four Commonwealth Games gold medals. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

NZ 7s coach given some credit for rugby's return to Olympics

LONDON - Sonny Bill Williams is going in for a try untouched in the left corner when the whistle blows.

He immediately turns, drops to the grass, and presents the ball, which is whisked away to the right.

"Come on Sonny, get back in line," Gordon Tietjens yells.

Williams is back in line ...

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