Ben Ryan snubbed in Fiji rugby awards
Vodafone Fiji 7s coach emeritus Ben Ryan didn’t make the cut in the Coach Of The Year category despite leading the Pacific country to Olympics and IRB 7s Circuit top honours with The Fiji Rugby Union shortlisting local trio of Max Hughes, Asala Nauga and Akala Nasi for the award.
He was shortlisted for World Rugby’s Coach of the Year but lost to All Blacks boss Steve Hansen. FRU has left him off a three-person shortlist which sees Akuila Nasi, Esala Nauga and Max Hughes included.
“We are pleased to be able to announce our nominees for the Main Awards Categories of the Fiji Rugby Awards Night this Saturday. It was a hard decision to shortlist these names from fantastic candidates submitted. Unfortunately, there can only be three nominees and only one winner so we are happy with our selection” Said John O’Connor, CEO of the Fiji Rugby Awards.
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