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Ryan’s Final Message

COACH BEN: I’VE GIVEN EVERYTHING, SO WILL THE BOYS .   Team Fiji men’s rugby sevens head coach Ben Ryan said they have left no stones unturned in their preparation
27 Jul 2016 11:07
Ryan’s Final Message
From left: Ba Football Academy manager, Rajend Sharma taking a selfie with Fiji Men’s 7s Team head coach Ben Ryan as the teams departed for 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from Nadi International Airport yesterday. Photo:ARISHMA DEVI-NARAYAN

COACH BEN: I’VE GIVEN EVERYTHING, SO WILL THE BOYS .

 

Team Fiji men’s rugby sevens head coach Ben Ryan said they have left no stones unturned in their preparation for next month’s Rio Olympic Games.

Speaking from Nadi International Airport yesterday, he said.

“We will give it our best shot. We are working really hard as there is still work to be done. I think they haven’t grasp what it is like going to the Olympics, until they step into the game’s village and see all the other nations there and then it will hit home.

“And whether we win, lose or draw, I can say that I have given everything and so will the boys.

“This is about sharpening the blades now and making sure we do not get distracted and to stay on target.”

Ryan said they are ready as the players are in good shape and now he can see it in their faces as well.

“When they are fit, their jaw lines are tight and their shoulders are back and they are ready for battle,” he added.

“It is pretty exciting now on the flight and the starting of our journey towards Rio. The team will spend seven to eight days in Chile where they will polish up their tactics. It’s really about polishing, about tips and tactics and top up their fitness altitude.”

Ryan said this also a good way for the team to bond as they are in a foreign country and there are less distractions.

“No one to ask around and no one knows you while in Chile so they get along with their business, work hard and bond well as a team before we fly the night before the opening ceremony.

“We know the people at home are going to be up at 4:30am watching the game against Brazil. I know the nation is going to stop, there is not going to be much work done then and I am grateful for the support, cheers and we might not physically be able to hear you from the TV in Brazil but we know you are there and it gets the boys off the ground to make another tackle,” Ryan added.

 

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua.

Feedback:  leone.cabenatabua@fijisun.com.fj

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