Fiji Airways Flying Fijians Head Coach John McKee is pleased to announce an experienced coaching group to steer Fiji through the Pacific Test Series, Pacific Nations Cup and the Rugby World Cup in Japan later this year.
has pulled in the services of 2015 Flying Fijians assistant coach Tabai Matson
together with Neil Barnes and Alan Muir for on field with Damian Marsh as Head
of Athletic Performance plus John Pryor as Head of Strength and Conditioning.
said “This is a highly experienced and capable coaching group with extensive
added “This group of coaches have the knowledge and alignment to take the Fiji
Airways Flying Fijians forward and to help ensure this will be the best
prepared Fijian team to
travel to a Rugby World Cup.”
Flying Fijian Matson is currently a Super Rugby assistant coach with the Chiefs and was heavily involved with the
national team in the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England while ‘Grumpy’ Muir is no
stranger to the Fijian players and is regularly on island working with the
forwards on their scrummaging.
highlighted “The Technical Rugby Staff have RWC experience including Barnes who
was part of the Canadian team during the RWC in 2011 and 2015 while Pryor was
with the Eddie Jones coached Japan in the last World Cup.
of performance will be high for the Flying Fijians at RWC 2019. I am confident
that this coaching group can plan and deliver a total rugby program to take The Flying Fijians to new levels” he said.
Fiji Airways Flying Fijians Coaching and Management Team
McKee (Head Coach)
Baleinabuli (Team Manager)
Matson (Senior Assistant Coach)
Barnes (Assistant Coach)
Muir (Assistant Coach)
Marsh (Head of Athletic Performance)
Pryor (Head of Strength & Conditioning)
(Assistant Strength and Conditioning)
Josh Vuto (Video
Sunia Koto (Team
Logistic & Cultural Leader)