Ryan's management team

By FRED WESLEY | Thursday, January 4, 2018
FORMER Fiji 7s coach Ben Ryan had a skills and forward coach in former England sevens player Chris Cracknell.
Ben Ryan talking to his players during one of the IRB Sevens series.Picture File
Ben Ryan talking to his players during one of the IRB Sevens series.Picture File

Ryan had a kicking coach to perfect our kick-offs and conversions.

I still remember another long stick in the middle of the goal posts that was used to perfect conversions.

Ryan had a scrum coach and I used to attend a lot of training sessions where the key training models were to have a strong upper body to lift the scrum up such as a crab. Cracknell lifted the lineouts and perfected the rucks and mauls and also ball hunting and scavenging skills.

Ryan did not do it alone. He had a very capable team of experts, who conceived the gold medal win. We still have not seen Gareth Baber equipped with experts as it cannot be done alone.

Oscar did not do it alone, like-wise, Ryan did not do it alone.

We are in 2018 and can we start this process of strengthening the management.

Shalwyn Prasad

Mukta Ben Place, Nabua, Suva

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