It’s a double

“It’s a double” (FT, May 23, 2016). They were stunned by England in the opening game and gained a brilliant victory over Wales and Australia to retain the HSBC World Rugby sevens series.

We watched on the television too, the dignified figure of coach Ben Ryan addressing the players amidst the euphoria, extolling the virtues of his new idea – enjoy the game. His message no doubt fell upon receptive ears; his exhortations, that this delightful experience of rugby playing.

This group of players could scarcely have dreamed of the significance of what they had done. Thanks to the notable efforts of Ryan, the team and others such as the manager, trainer and the physio. We are again the King of sevens. See you in Rio.

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