Ryan the man

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Sa­muela Kailawadoko

Nadi

It is a small won­der if the English­man, Ben Ryan had been cred­ited to give our ‘no­ble ban­ner blue’ longevity; dig­ni­fied by the fa­mous vic­tory against Great Bri­tain in the fi­nal of the Olympics rugby sevens fi­nal in Rio. The many thou­sands who watched wit­nessed the No­ble Ban­ner Blue at every rugby sevens game with the pa­tri­o­tism and passion from the Fi­jian fans. Our peo­ple flew our na­tion’s colours with pride; the colour and the in­signia of the flag are known the world over. Peni Raiyani has sal­vaged our long as­so­ci­a­tion with GB. Per­haps the most sig­nif­i­cant fac­tor which may ac­count for the flag to stay was the sat­is­fac­tory fi­nals of the rugby sevens at the Olympics. An el­der com­mented: ‘If I die to­mor­row; I will let every Fi­jian who has passed on [God bless their soul] know that the Fiji sevens team has won the gold medal and the cur­rent Fiji flag has stayed’.

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