Samoa advertise for new coach

Date published: October 28 2015

Samoa have advertised for their new head coach position as a replacement for Stephen Betham, who resigned after the World Cup.

Betham had been in charge since 2012, having previously worked as the head of the Samoa Sevens team, but stepped down following a disappointing tournament.

Samoa won just one game, their opener against the USA, and suffered their heaviest-ever loss to Japan.

As a result, the Samoa Rugby Union have decided to advertise for a new head coach who they wish to have previous experience at provincial or international level.

The advertisement reads: "Samoa Rugby Union Inc (SRU) seeks a highly experienced Head Coach for the Manu Samoa men’s 15s, International representative team with additional responsibility as the “Director of Coaching” for Samoa Rugby.

"Reporting directly to the recently appointed General Manager of Rugby, the successful candidate will possess a proven track record of coaching in a High Performance environment at Provincial or International level and be able to articulate a clear vision on positioning Samoa in the top ten in World Rugby rankings.

"To be successful in this role you will have exceptional coaching and leadership skills, with a passion for developing a highly skilled, results orientated, values driven, team environment for players to thrive and reach their full potential as high performance athletes.

"Based in Apia, Samoa, this is an outstanding opportunity to make a significant contribution to the development and future positioning of Samoa Rugby at the highest level and to stamp your mark as an international coach in the high performance arena of World Rugby.

"A highly competitive package will be negotiated with the successful candidate."