October 19, 2021
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Baber thrilled to coach Flying Fijians

Tokyo Olympics Gold winning coach Gareth Baber says he is thrilled to be given the opportunity to guide the Flying Fijians in their test matches against Spain, Wales and Georgia next month.

The 49-year-old Welshman believes he needs to work hard to be able to match the standard which Vern Cotter planted during the July tour to New Zealand.

“Working with the Flying Fijians is a fantastic challenge in a very unique situation," he said.

"With the logistical difficulties for Vern Cotter and his staff preventing their travel it falls to me to combine this unbelievable playing talent and expertise of the support staff into a winning formula in such a short space of time.”

“But what an honor it is and I am fully aware of the expectation for performance for the three games and the opportunity this creates for all concerned.”

“I would like to thank the FRU Board, CEO John O'Connor and High-Performance General Manager Simon Raiwalui for their trust and faith in my abilities and I’m determined to pay this back in representing the nation of Fiji to the best of my abilities,” Baber added.

By Romeka Romena  


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