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Coaches Apply For Top Job

The Flying Fijians head coach John McKee’s contract expires on December 31. There have been calls for McKee’s contract not to be renewed after the Flying Fijians failed to make it past the pool stages of the 2015 and 2019 Rugby World Cups.
12 Dec 2019 17:23
Coaches Apply For Top Job
Olivier Magne, Franck Azema and Mike Ford.

Applications for the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians head coach’s job have started to flow in.

The Fiji Rugby Union chief executive officer John O’Connor confirmed that they have received applications but are expecting more to come in.

“Then once all applications are received it will go through the normal process,” he said.

The Flying Fijians head coach John McKee’s contract expires on December 31.

There have been calls for McKee’s contract not to be renewed after the Flying Fijians failed to make it past the pool stages of the 2015 and 2019 Rugby World Cups.

Former Flying Fijians captain Moses Rauluni had earlier indicated that the Fijian Drua head coach Senirusi Seruvakula is the best candidate if McKee has to go.

Former Suva coach Epi Kolinivala said that Franck Boivert is the man for the job.

According to media reports, others that have been linked to the head coach’s job are Clermont coach Franck Azema, former Toulon forwards coach Jacques Delmas and Leicester assistant coach Mike Ford.

Franck Azema.

Franck Azema.

The latest candidate is understood to be former French rugby captain Olivier Magne.

Olivier Magne.

Olivier Magne.

The lanky flanker played against the Flying Fijians at the 2003 RWC in Sydney, Australia.

Edited by Osea Bola

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