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  1. Warning bells ring over return of Ryder, Fiji's fleet-footed playmaker

    Posted Mar 12th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Twinkle-toed Fijian wonder William Ryder will make his first appearance in this season's IRB Sevens when he turns out at the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens. Fiji's playmaker has missed all four previous legs of the series due to commitments in Japan with Toyota. But the 15-a-side corporate league has ended and the door is open for Ryder ...

  2. Ryder to the rescue? Fiji hope so

    Posted Mar 28th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the globe like a colossus for two decades, he has stepped aside. It will be up to his protege and natural successor, William Ryder, to pick up the slack this weekend and bring salvation to a country starved of happy news from the sevens world. Ryder, who will be making his first appearance in the series this season, realises he has the weight of a nation on his shoulders.'I cried ...

  3. Defence will win it for us, says veteran

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... were looking on improving our defence. That's what is going to win us the title.' If playmaker William Ryder also keeps producing the goods they'll have an even better chance. Ryder was instrumental in Fiji's wins over Zimbabwe (42-14) and Wales (15-0) that ensured they moved into a last-eight Cup encounter against Kenya. ...

  4. Fiji hit hard by loss of key players

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of giving the ball to [William] Ryder. I expected Jone to kick ahead as the England defence was all up. But he sent out a 50-50 pass and the ball was turned over, which eventually led to Gollings's try.' But Serevi admitted that his understudy, Ryder, would be used more this weekend. In Hong Kong, Ryder was used sparingly and always started on the bench. In the final, Ryder came ...

  5. Fiji's title hopes dented by star Naevo's absence

    Posted Mar 18th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... even without him,' said Fijian playmaker William Ryder, who like Naevo plays corporate rugby in Japan. Fiji were beaten 27-22 by Samoa in last year's final. They are in third place ... and hopefully we will be able to set the record straight this time,' added Ryder after being included in the 12-strong squad named over the weekend, alongside other veterans such as Marika ...

  6. Three-try Pesamino toast of Samoa

    Posted Apr 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... was awarded the best and fairest player, and Jerry Meafou. Fiji replied through William Ryder, Setefano Cakau, Emosi Vucago and Simione Saravanua. But, crucially, Samoa prevented them from scoring under the posts, resulting in Ryder missing three conversions. Those six points made the difference. They had one last chance. But Nabuliwaqa took the wrong decision. ...

  7. Fiji have high hopes despite absence of cannabis-smoking star

    Posted Mar 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Kong, but they have included star player William Ryder, and will once again be led by peerless player-coach Waisale Serevi. Missing from the powerful line-up is giant forward Naqelevuki, who ...

  8. Serevi's heart still with Fiji

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... comprised young guys who have had no experience. 'But Jo [Savou] has brought back players like William [Ryder] and Marika [Vunibaka] and their experience will help. This side are capable ...

  9. Fiji suffer triple blow in bid for title

    Posted Mar 30th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... by the steadfast Jone Daunivucu, Fiji will rely on players like William Ryder, Neumi Nanuku and Semisi Naevo to keep the momentum going. They have shared the spoils so far this season with England, who ... Daunivucu (captain), William Ryder, Neumi Nanuku, Epeli Dranivasa, Filimoni Bolavucu, Lepani Nabuliwaqa, Waisale Serevi. ...

  10. Samoa get job done with minimum fuss

    Posted Mar 29th 2008, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... changed all that by scoring on their next possession. The Fijians kept the ball in their powerful forwards before Emosi Vucago broke through to score. Fijian playmaker William Ryder then showed ...



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