Ben Ryan is one of the most successful rugby coaches in the history of the game, and the man who took Fiji to rugby sevens Olympic gold in Rio 2016. It was the island nation's first Olympic medal of any colour, and was recognised by the International Olympic Committee as the best male team performance at the 2016 Games. Ben, coach of England's sevens team from 2006 to 2013, also took Fiji to two Sevens World Series titles, and after the team's triumph in Brazil became Chief in the province of Serua as well as being awarded the Companion of the Order of Fiji, the nation's highest order. He is now a consultant to various leading sports organisations and companies around the world.
You'll struggle to read a more compelling rugby story than this . . . heartily recommendedOne of the all-time great sporting tales . . . Good things happen to good peopleBrutally honest . . . A moving, candid tale of a coach taking the plunge with a rugby ball as his only buoyancy aid - Daily ExpressSevens Heaven by Ben Ryan is such a special book - Guardian, Best Sports Books of the Year