Fiji Time: 8:17 PM on Friday 27 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Ryan wants more players

Rodney Duthie In Wellington
Sunday, February 09, 2014

BEN Ryan will travel the islands of Fiji to give every aspiring rugby player a chance to make the national team.

Ryan returns home after the Wellington 7s tournament and heads straight to Nacula in Ba to begin his search. He said he would have other people on the lookout for talent at tournaments where he was not available

"I'll be in Nacula when we get back and we have the Marist 7s as well. I'll also make arrangements for my visit to Vanua Levu to watch some of the boys.

"I've got guys watching tournaments in Ba and various parts of the country and I am always driving to get better players.

"We'll be naming a training squad and we'll be looking to have a training camp in Rakiraki. We are trying to go out to the different parts of the islands to have camps and meet all the people that are passionate about the game."

He said he would include several players from last year's national under-18 side which beat New Zealand.

"I can't be everywhere so there are some good people helping me and I'm hoping we can use them to scout for players.

"It doesn't mean we have a bad side, we have a good team here and we have other boys we're looking to bring into the squad. We also have some under-18 boys that beat the New Zealand Secondary Schools that I'm looking to bring them into the team."

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62590.6069
JPY 58.270455.2704
GBP 0.31140.3034
EUR 0.44340.4314
NZD 0.72230.6893
AUD 0.65460.6296
USD 0.47290.4559



Exchange Rate updated on 27th November 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Police look into allege gun use
  2. Hazelman on the world stage
  3. No way in
  4. Singh cautions Kumar on statements
  5. Village head, pastor face rape charge
  6. Talks begin on removal of fuel and sunken vessel
  7. Company looks at claims
  8. Violent impact
  9. Models arrive for show
  10. HOTEC exciting, says Naidu

Top Stories this Week

  1. Left for dead Wednesday (25 Nov)
  2. MV Suilven sinks Wednesday (25 Nov)
  3. 8 years for raping man Tuesday (24 Nov)
  4. MV Suilven sinks in Suva Harbour Tuesday (24 Nov)
  5. Friend indeed Monday (23 Nov)
  6. Torture suspects known to police Thursday (26 Nov)
  7. 'Racial slur' Sunday (22 Nov)
  8. Sevens hurdle Tuesday (24 Nov)
  9. Sex assault claim Thursday (26 Nov)
  10. Prof Prasad leaves school premises as 'mark of respect' Monday (23 Nov)