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No 15s for Fiji: Ryan

  Ben Ryan has ruled out coaching the Vodafone Flying Fijians. The winning 7s rugby coach has ruled out switching to 15s if offered the opportunity by the Fiji Rugby
23 Aug 2016 15:39
No 15s for Fiji: Ryan
Vodafone Fiji 7s coach Ben Ryan at Uprising Beach Resort in Pacific Harbour, yesterday. Photo: Ronald Kumar

 

Ben Ryan has ruled out coaching the Vodafone Flying Fijians.

The winning 7s rugby coach has ruled out switching to 15s if offered the opportunity by the Fiji Rugby Union.

“No, because John McKee is doing a good job so far,” Ryan said in Nadi on Sunday.

“Plus the majority of the 15s players are playing overseas. I want to coach every day, I don’t want to coach just in small pockets.”

He said nothing is wrong with leaving on a high when everyone is happy.

“Sometimes it happens and it has been a great three years for me. Let’s just enjoy all that and not worry about Ben Ryan.

 

Advice to children

“Don’t give up, Don’t take any knock back, When things don’t go right – when you don’t get picked for a certain team just get on with in,” he said.

“All our boys have been dropped from the national team, in their club side – but you have to keep on working and you will get your reward.

“Work hard on your basics, because it’s all about your foundation and about really strong on your core skills and then having a strong mentality, a strong outlook, willing to work hard to make sacrifices.”

 

Not money but challenge

“It’s not about the money, it’s not about how much Fiji can pay me, it’s about the challenge in my journey as a coach and that’s why it’s time for me to go somewhere else,” he said.

“It’s time for me to go back home and think about these things – who knows I might go to London and in a week I want to be back in Fiji. I just want to know that really clear.

“Fiji can offer me whatever, I wouldn’t accept the money – it’s not about the money. It’s about the challenge, I’ve got lots of ambition, I want to do 15s, I want to coach in Super Rugby, Premiership Rugby.”

Edited by Osea Bola

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