9 Jun 2018

Ben Ryan Sevens Heaven

From Great Encounters

Ben Ryan: Sevens Heaven 

Ben Ryan was the coach of England's rugby sevens team for seven years. In 2013, he was given 20 minutes to decide if he wanted to coach Fiji's sevens team - without ever having been to the country. His work with the team resulted in triumph at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016, with Fiji winning its first ever Olympic medal.  After the win, Ryan received the Companion of the Order of Fiji, was depicted on the back of a commemorative 50c coin and $7 banknote, and was named Pacific Person of the Year. He's just written a book about the experience, called Sevens Heaven.

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