Letters To The Editor, May 20, 2015

Well done boys Khallid Ahmed, Suva A great effort by coach Ben Ryan and the players for winning the Sevens World Series. Winning four tournaments was great as well. I
20 May 2015 09:29
Letters To The Editor, May 20, 2015

Well done boys

Khallid Ahmed, Suva

A great effort by coach Ben Ryan and the players for winning the Sevens World Series.

Winning four tournaments was great as well.

I hope we maintain this form and win more tournaments and series in the coming years.

To Ben, please start searching for more talent because we might lose half the team to overseas clubs.

To the Fiji Rugby Union, I think they should organise tournaments in small and outer islands because not all teams are able to attend big tournaments (e.g the Marist 7s).

I strongly believe the FRU should go out to Bua, Macuata, and other small provinces where there is lack of finance and players are not given opportunity to show their talent.

Please, go to the North and other outer groups and I believe we will find more talented players.

Congratulations to USA and beware of them because they have all the speed in the world.

7s glory

Ecelini Naivadra, Suva

Vinaka vakalevu Ben Ryan and the boys for making our sons and daughters – currently or formerly in the British Army – so immensely happy on that glorious, triumphant day in May at Twickenham.

No doubt the memories will be treasured and shared with family and friends many times over and over in the future.

Best wishes to you and the lads in your journey to Rio 2016.

New winners

Ashneel Prasad

Auckland, New Zealand

Congratulations to Fiji for winning the IRB 7s Series title for the second time.

Kudos to the team and the backbone of the team – Ben Ryan.

Ben is an asset to Fiji.

I think with Ben leading the charge, I see the Olympic gold medal making its way to Fiji.   Also congratulations to USA, the new champion team on the block.

Next season I have a feeling they’ll be the team to watch out for.

I believe a party and celebration are in order.

Well deserved

Praneet Singh, Sacramento, USA

Congratulations to Fiji on winning the Sevens World  Series. It was well deserved.

The team’s performance throughout the competition was a cut above the rest, more disciplined than ever before.

One, however, may forgive them for falling asleep at the wheel against Australia, although what if this was the Olympics?

You’d end up playing for the bronze medal.

On a related note, I feel that the USA 7s team may have cracked the Fijian secret of sevens dominance.

They have discovered that using big men in the forwards who can run like backs from anywhere on the field brings success; sounds familiar?

Plus they have two flyers who seem to have afterburners once they get going.

In the past five years, the USA is the most improved team on the circuit and is threatening the top-tier teams. Well, as they say about the USA, once you put an Olympic medal on it, they gotta go for gold.

Fortunately, that’s the mindset Ben Ryan seems to be inculcating in the Fijian team.

Coke sponsorship

Dr Gyan Prasad, Namosi

A certain individual in one of his blog posts says in overseas countries, a soft drink company would not be allowed to sponsor school games or any other sporting activities.

For the record Mr Narsey, Coca-Cola has been sponsoring World Cup Soccer, which also happens to be the most followed world sporting event since 1950s.

He further generalises that by sponsoring an annual athletics meet, the soft drink will forever be etched into the mind of youngsters.

Actually the etching is done already from the first day the child walks into a supermarket or dairy store where the most colourful fridge belongs to Coca-Cola.

Maybe proper research into how this soft drink company operates will be better use of time rather than persistent generalisations on-line.

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