Ben Ryan is lined up for new job after Olympic triumph

Ben Ryan, who masterminded Fiji’s triumph at the Rio Olympics 12 months ago, is being lined up for a role in the French sevens set-up, revealed the Daily Telegraph.

Since Fiji beat Team Great Britain 43-7 in the final of the inaugural sevens event, Ryan has been inundated with offers from all over the globe for his services.


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A head coach role at Edinburgh was turned down, Hollywood has come calling and several high-profile sporting teams all over the world including the New York Knicks have brought him in as a consultant.

The Daily Telegraph understands that Ryan is poised to be brought into the French sevens set-up to sparkle some of his gold-dust on Les Bleus ahead of the Sevens World Cup in San Francisco next year.


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The French players have reportedly already been told of Ryan’s appointment which is expected to be made public in the next few weeks.

Ryan also has a book planned for next May while a Hollywood studio has already bought rights to a script of how Ryan led the Pacific Islanders to its first ever Olympic medal.

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