Ben Ryan taking his rugby 7s experience to France?

Ben Ryan taking his rugby 7s experience to France?

Ben Ryan, the mastermind of Fiji’s triumph at the Rio Olympics 12 months ago, is being lined up for a role in the French sevens set-up, the rumours began last December when Ryan was said to have been approached by someone from within FFR about whether he would be interested in taking on a consultancy role with Les Bleus.

Ben Ryan, the mastermind of Fiji’s triumph at the Rio Olympics 12 months ago, is being lined up for a role in the French sevens set-up, the rumours began last December when Ryan was said to have been approached by someone from within FFR about whether he would be interested in taking on a consultancy role with Les Bleus.

Following months of rumours, it is now believed that Ryan is ready to commit and the players have been told of the appointment and the expectation is that it will be announced later this month.

Ryan has been working on a consultancy basis with Wales and has had stints with the NBA in New York and has a long standing relationship with Nike. He and Chris Cracknell also launched a coaching program in the UK

The Telegraph reports that Ryan flirted with the idea of going back to XVs and almost went to Edinburgh and has been in talks with SRU but has decided to remain as a 'gun for hire' on a consultancy basis.

UR7s has approached Ryan for comment