Fiji Time: 11:39 PM on Saturday 3 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Ryan: Kolinisau a world-class player

Emoni Narawa
Thursday, April 24, 2014

VODAFONE Fiji sevens skipper Osea Kolinisau has the full support of Ben Ryan heading into the last two HSBC World Sevens Series tournaments in Glasgow, Scotland and London.

Kolinisau was named by Ryan as his skipper at the Gold Coast 7s tournament in his first assignment with the national sevens side after the ginger-haired utility was called in as an injury replacement and has been wearing the captain's armband for the remaining tournaments.

And Kolinisau has never failed Ryan's trust while shouldering the responsibility, leading Fiji to victory at the Dubai and Japan tournaments. Ryan said Kolinisau was a world-class player.

"He (Kolinisau) has really grown as a player and leader in the team," Ryan said of his skipper.

"In the beginning, people thought I made the wrong decision but Osea can talk incredibly well and he has grown into a playmaker and can cover the rover and winger's positions as well.

"He is a world-class player and I'm delighted to have him in the team."

Kolinisau made his International Rugby Board sevens debut at the 2008 Dubai tournament.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64350.6245
JPY 55.694352.6943
GBP 0.38260.3746
EUR 0.45320.4412
NZD 0.68890.6559
AUD 0.65460.6296
USD 0.48510.4681

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 2nd December, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Black magic claim
  2. Mum, 24, named top medical student
  3. Fiji's sleeping public debt nightmares
  4. Tip of the iceberg
  5. Minister unhappy with results
  6. Police appeal for information on possible hit and run
  7. Murder not the answer, says judge
  8. Exam marks 'out soon'
  9. Standing committee members in heated debate
  10. Safely into semi finals

Top Stories this Week

  1. Shes Dunn it again! Friday (02 Dec)
  2. Call to be prepared for cyclone season Friday (02 Dec)
  3. Report on Rosi Thursday (01 Dec)
  4. Rabuka wants inquiry Sunday (27 Nov)
  5. Churches a 'burden' Sunday (27 Nov)
  6. Man gets 13 years for raping child Tuesday (29 Nov)
  7. Black money Monday (28 Nov)
  8. US woman 'healed' by trip to Fiji Monday (28 Nov)
  9. Teachers raise concerns Thursday (01 Dec)
  10. Rotuma Bill opposed Thursday (01 Dec)