Cotter resigns

February 2, 2023 4:50 pm

Flying Fijians Head Coach Vern Cotter has resigned just eight months away from the Rugby World Cup.

Cotter tendered his resignation with immediate effect due to personal reasons.

This was announced this afternoon by Fiji Rugby Union Chair Commodore Humphrey Tawake.

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The FRU Chair says they’re looking for Cotter’s for replacement and hope to find one as early as this month.

“FRU takes this opportunity to thank Vern Cotter for his service to Fiji rugby and the flying Fijians since taking up the role in January 2020, FRU has regarded the process to recruit a new flying Fijians coach which will take the team to France for the men’s 2023 Rugby World Cup this will be announced in due course.”

Tawake says they have two options, to advertise for the position or have someone to act in the position.

Cotter was appointed as Flying Fijians coach in January 2020.