Ben Ryan: Rugby union skills 'miles behind' other sports


Ben Ryan (left) coached Fiji to their first Olympic gold meal with victory over England in the 2016 Rio rugby sevens final

Skills in rugby union have not advanced in “30 to 40 years” and are “miles behind” other sports, says former Fiji sevens coach Ben Ryan.

Englishman Ryan, who led Fiji to 2016 Rio Olympic sevens gold, joined Welsh Rugby Union as a consultant in January.

Writing in a blog on his website,