Kyle Brown no longer captain of South Africa

South Africa’s hard working 7s captain Kyle Brown has relinquished the captaincy role in the lead up to the 2016-17 World Sevens Series. It is a little surprising given that Brown is 29 and so should have another 2-3 years at the top at least. He may well make the next Olympics in 2020. In …

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The Hayne Gamble

Fiji coach Ben Ryan is taking a big gamble having ex-League and NFL player Jarryd Hayne join the squad to prepare for the Olympic games in August. It is it a gamble because of the temperament of the Fijian players. This is both the reason why Ryan brought him in and it is also the reason …

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Jarryd Hayne is there to motivate the other players

OPINION: Fijian coach Ben Ryan is using ex-NRL and NFL footballer Jarryd Hayne to motivate his players to Olympic victory in Rio. Ryan is trying to mask this as a win-win situation. Hayne is the kind of athlete who just might make a huge contribution with little/no preparation. It has happened before. In 1994 a young …

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