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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Ben Ryan hopes Fiji will smile again after USA give them a ‘fright’

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 01:33pm

    ... a try from Kolinisau again. At the end boos rained down from the crowd. Fiji coach Ben Ryan knew things could have been worse for his side and thought the win was a wake-up call. “Give credit to [the USA], they came back into the game at 12-0. We had a real gilt-edged chance to go 19-0 up but Sami [Viriviri] spilled the ball in the corner,” Ryan said. “What the boys took from ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    Ryan tells Fijians to perform or face axe for Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 10:05pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... stop on the Asian swing of the IRB Sevens World Series with new coach Ben Ryan sounding a warning that if his players didn't perform to expectations they would be dropped for the Cathay ... Kong Sevens in 1998 and 1999. There has been a lot of competition for places and I believe the boys are pretty keen to go out and show their worth Fiji Sevens coach Ben Ryan "I have told ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - HONG KONG SEVENS

    We're not done yet, insists England after loss to Samoa

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... before running in three tries after the break to rush to a 21-0 win. The other top seed in the remaining two pools, New Zealand and Fiji, emerged unscathed. But England coach Ben Ryan, seeking ... tomorrow," Ryan said. First-up will be Scotland who will be fired up after losing to Portugal. Ryan is aware of it. "Another loss and they will be in the relegation zone so they will have a lot ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    Fiji formidable with a touch of English

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 12:16am by Alvin Sallay

    ... as the magical islanders blew away Wales 42-7 in their opening act on Friday night? Ben Ryan, Fiji's transplanted English coach, smiles and says that is what he is trying to instil in the team he ... but tonight was a very good performance after giving away an early try Ben Ryan "Let's not get carried away," Ryan said. "We haven't qualified for anything, just won one ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - HONG KONG SEVENS

    England left shell-shocked as Fiji continue impressive run

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Ben Ryan's men will play in the Bowl competition after making a surprising exit from the coveted Cup England left shell-shocked as Fiji continue impressive run They saved Private Ryan, but there was no salvation for England's sevens general with the same name. Ben Ryan's odyssey with England for a first Cup title under his watch ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Push for final leg of Sevens World Series to be held in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 09:53pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Fiji and former England coach Ben Ryan lends voice to fight for city's showpiece to be made climax and the event that decides both relegation and promotion World Series should end in HK, says Ryan Former England coach Ben Ryan has lent his backing to Hong Kong again becoming the jewel in the sevens crown, with the HKRFU promising ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    Glasgow snub ‘will make Fiji stronger’

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 09:11pm by John Carney

    ... John Carney Coach Ben Ryan says dispute over his team’s participation at this year’s Commonwealth Games will give them added motivation in Hong Kong Glasgow snub 'will make Fiji ... Pacific Hong Kong Sevens title for a third year in a row. Fiji sevens coach Ben Ryan and legendary player Waisale Serevi said the Commonwealth Games dispute would only motivate the champions ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    England stun Fiji to set up title decider against New Zealand

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 06:17pm

    ... through. It was a bitter pill for Fiji coach Ben Ryan to take. The Englishman had been in charge of the England sevens squad for more than six years, but took over as Fiji boss last September. “I don’t know many of the England players in the current squad. Best of luck to them in the final, but I’m now just concentrating on the third-place play-off game with Fiji,” Ryan said. England ...

  9. Sport - Rugby - TENS

    Penguins duo to provide cover for England sevens team

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Penguins duo to provide sevens cover England sevens coach Ben Ryan has hedged his bets by including two players in the Penguins side to feature ... standings on their Asian jaunt of successive legs in Hong Kong and Tokyo this month. Ben Ryan has agreed to provide us with the two England players for the Tens and this should make a big difference ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    Fiji send warning to HK Sevens rivals with Tokyo triumph

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 09:41pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Ben Ryan’s team gear up for defence of their crown with a stunning victory over South Africa Fiji sound warning to HK rivals after Tokyo triumph ... yesterday. Expectations are even higher now for Hong Kong and for our people back home Osea Kolinisau Fiji, coached by transplanted Englishman Ben Ryan, won the Tokyo Sevens defeating South Africa ...




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