Ryder to participate in Marist 7s tournament

William Ryder relaxing after a day's job in the farm at Nabouwalu in Bua. Picture SERAFINA SILAITOGA

Former Fijian 7s rep William Ryder has not hung his rugby boots yet.

He may be a farmer in Bua now but expect to see him in next month’s Marist 7s tournament in Suva.

In an interview with this newspaper, the twinkle-toed rugby star says everything is possible through God.

William Ryder for Marist 7s

In an interview with this newspaper, the twinkle-toed rugby star says everything is possible through God.***** First of all, I want to thank God and the Fiji Times for visiting me and I thank this opportunity for the interview.Bula Vinaka to everyone tuning and listening in from the world. I know a lot of people must be wondering where I am and what I am doing right now?Well, I’m back in my village, where I’m brought up in. I thank God … what I’m doing now… is farming and going out fishing. That is my source of income and I am able to support my family.I know nothing is impossible with God. Yes, if I am given a chance to represent the country in rugby 7s, I am willing to take that challenge.If that door of opportunity is open, I will certainly take it up. And also we have to support our national 7s side that will be taking part in the upcoming Hong Kong tournament.I know that everyone will support our national team, every parent and even children; I ask that we pray and always support our rugby team, because when they win, we all celebrate. That is all I want to say. Vinaka.

Posted by The Fiji Times on Sunday, February 23, 2020

 
Clinging onto the national sevens team Bible verse Phillipians 4:13, Ryder believes it’s never too late to wear the white jersey.

“For as long as God is alive, we can achieve anything.”

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