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Former Fiji Sevens Coach Says Pacific Islands Becoming Rugby's 'Wild West'

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 23 / 16

Olympic-winning coach Ben Ryan said that Fiji, Samoa and Tonga "are being stripped of their rugby talent by crooked agents and dodgy backhanders," according to Jamie Lyall of the BBC. He said that the lack of licensed agents has turned the Pacific Islands into the "Wild West" and claims players...

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