Those two stooges under the coconut tree are absolutely true that ‘Ryan leaves big shoes to be filled’ (Editorial Cartoon by Paul Dorin; FS 24/8). I’m sure they are not star gazers but mused audience who are also confused of what the future may bring to our sevens team.
It’s certainly not an earthquake but the stampeding of people who celebrated with our gladiators. I think the shoes are for someone who knows Ryan’s level of performance. For me its either Chris Cracknell, Osea Kolinisau or Nacanieli Cawanibuka or a combination of them. The other option is to get Mike Friday over. Certainly Ben has done many mighty works for Fijian sevens. The gratitude and humility demonstrated by this man will be hard to find in a coach. The trust he has earned from the people of Fiji is unequalled. He has had many people smile after the destruction of Tropicla Cyclone Winston Go with our good wishes and blessings Ben.