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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.





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