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Ryan happy with 7s spirit

Rashneel Kumar
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

VODAFONE Fiji 7s coach Ben Ryan is pleased with the enthusiasm of the local coaches.

Reviewing the performance of teams in the 38th Fiji Bitter Marist 7s, which was held over the weekend at the ANZ Stadium, Ryan said there was a good team spirit and bonding in the clubs.

He is looking forward to spending more time with the coaches in the country during his stay in Fiji.

"Generally I have been impressed with the coaches, they are incredibly energetic and showing huge amount of support and effort," Ryan said.

"Its good to see how much it means to them putting the team together, the team bonding and spirit as well."

While the Englishman was satisfied with the performance of the clubs that took part, he said there were rooms for improvement.

He said set piece play was their major downfall.

"There's still quite a lot of work to do for us in breakdown.

"There was pretty average set piece play in scrum and lineout maybe that's not something that is seen as a priority.

"I have seen that at the highest level we are still behind other teams in set piece and defensively as well."

Meanwhile Ryan was impressed with the officiating in the two-day tournament.


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