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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 19 / 17

After months of negotiations, the French Rugby Federation announced the arrival of BEN RYAN as a consultant for the French rugby sevens teams. Ryan, who led Fiji to the sevens Gold Medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, joined the French teams on Monday ( L’ÉQUIPE, 9/18 ). ... FIFA VP VIC...

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