May 16, 2021
Fiji Rugby Union chief executive John O’Connor says that the head coach's position for the Fijian Drua has attracted interest from international candidates.
O’Connor told FijiLive the Union has been going through the applications that would undergo a selection process.
He said that FRU will look at all the criteria that need to be fulfilled before appointing a coach for the Drua that will feature in the Super Rugby competition in 2022.
“We have received some interests from overseas-based coaches but we wait for this COVID pandemic to end. We don’t want to rush into anything now because the biggest challenge put forwards is the pandemic.”
“Yes, the entry for the Drua coach is still open and we are receiving interests from people but we will follow the criteria placed by FRU in selecting the coach.”
He also highlighted the importance of setting up a Fijian Drua company ahead of 2022.
“Our main aim as of now is to set up a Fijian Drua company of their own but it will be linked with FRU. That’s something we need to work on straight after this pandemic issue ends.”
“We are getting closer to 2022 and just two months ago we received our license from Rugby New Zealand and we need to get to work soon." He said.
There is no time to waste but yes, setting up a company for Fijian Drua is something we really want to do,” O’Connor added.
By Romeka Romena