3 Sep 2016

Fiji sevens team begins search for new coach

4:09 pm on 3 September 2016
Fiji coach Ben Ryan during Fiji's Olympic gold medal celebrations.

Fiji coach Ben Ryan during Fiji's Olympic gold medal celebrations. Photo: Fiji Government

The Fiji Rugby Union will begin the search next week for a new coach for the country's victorious Sevens team.

The current coach, Ben Ryan, is stepping down as his contract expires.

Under Ryan, the team has dominated the world Sevens circuit, and last month won the country's first ever gold medal at the Rio Olympic Games.

The rugby union's chief executive, John O'Connor, extended his gratitude to Ryan, who plans to return to Britain and take a break from rugby.

However, he said Ryan was welcome to re-apply should he have a change of heart.

The position is expected to be advertised next week, along with the position of head coach for women's rugby.

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