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How rugby union became about much more than the first XV according to : The Telegraph

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How rugby union became about much more than the first XV

as declared in Former Fiji Sevens coach Ben Ryan says skill levels are “miles behind” in rugby unionBen Ryan has claimed that rugby union’s 15-a-side skill levels at the highest echelons of the game are “miles behind” other professional sports.
And he believes that skill levels are lower than they should be.
Former England Sevens coach Ryan led Fiji to the Olympic men’s rugby sevens title in Rio last summer and is currently working as a Welsh Rugby Union consultant.
Writing in a blog published on his website www.benryan.co.uk, Ryan said: “When you compare rugby XVs skills at the highest levels to other professional sports – particularly in the USA – then we are miles behind.
Ryan highlighted the skill of players’ passing ability as a particular issue.

Kiwi rugby union legend Dan Carter sorry for drink-driving in Paris

as declared in Photo: AFPNew Zealand rugby union legend Dan Carter apologised for a “massive error in judgement” after French police stopped him for drink-driving in Paris.
A Paris police source said Carter was tested at the roadside in the city’s western 17th arrondissement on Wednesday night.
All three Racing players and the club were later cleared of all wrongdoing by a French Rugby Federation medical commission.
Carter began his second playing stint in France after the 2015 World Cup, but it hasn’t been an entirely smooth ride.
Carter, a three-time World Player of the Year, is regarded as one of the sport’s finest fly-halves and was a World Cup winner with the All Blacks in 2011 and 2015.

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