Rugby World Cup 2011

Fiji's coach faces axe

2011-10-19 18:57
Sam Domoni (File)

Auckland - Fiji plans to advertise for a new national rugby coach, likely making Sam Domoni the first head coach to lose his job over his team's performance at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

The chairman of the Fiji Rugby Union, Colonel Mosese Tikoitoga, told the Fiji Times newspaper on Wednesday that the coaching staff at the Rugby World Cup was "not experienced enough for the job" and he was seeking a head coach who "will turn around our rugby players' performance rather than someone who is just sitting there and earning a pay."

Tikoitoga said the Fiji World Cup squad had "an over-reliance on overseas players" and future teams may have to be made up of 70 percent local players "as a matter of policy."


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