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Gray resigns as Flying Fijians Assistant Coach

Fiji Rugby would like to acknowledge the services of Flying Fijians Assistant Coach Richie Gray, who has decided to resign from his post with immediate effect.

Gray was the Contact/Collision Skills Coach for the Flying Fijians and worked under Vern Cotter since 2020.

Gray said “I have always believed that in my coaching career, if your Head Coach moves on or steps down at either International or Club level, then from an integrity point of view, I must also step down.

I have coached with Vern for 8 years, and have a huge amount of respect for him as a coach and as a person, so on that basis, it’s a very easy decision for me.”

He added “I would also like to take this opportunity to pass on my best wishes to the players and all remaining staff for a successful World Cup campaign,”. 

On behalf of the Fiji Rugby Union, General Manager High-Performance Simon Raiwalui would like to thank Richie for his involvement with not only the National Team but also for passing on his knowledge and expertise to our 7s Programme, High-Performance Managers and Strength Conditioning Coaches over the past 3 years.

“As a Union, we respect his decision and would like to put on record that he will always be welcome back to Fiji,” said Raiwalui.

Meanwhile, Fiji Rugby is in process of head-hunting the Flying Fijians Head Coach who will take the brigade to the Rugby World Cup in France later this year.

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