Glen Jackson Appointed Fijian Drua Head Coach

The Board of Fijian Drua has appointed Glen Jackson as Head Coach for the Men’s team.

Jackson, currently the Assistant Coach, is a former international referee with over 100 first-class fixtures and a former Super Rugby Pacific flyhalf for the Chiefs. He was also the Assistant Coach for the Flying Fijians during their 2023 Rugby World Cup campaign.

He has been appointed on a three-year contract.

Jackson thanked Drua Chairman Brent Impey, Board Directors and Management for their faith in him. “I am grateful, humbled by the opportunity and the responsibility is not lost on me. I have learnt a lot and I am very passionate about the Fijian culture. My time at the Flying Fijians & Drua has shown me how powerful the Fijian culture, community and passion in moulding good players and good people.

“I’m very excited about the future to work with quality players and for the chance to develop leaders. The Drua can change people’s lives and Rugby is our national sport. I am committed to ensuring Fiji continues to make a stand in Super Rugby Pacific, grows the game and sets a platform for the next generation.”

Fijian Drua CEO Mark Evans praised Jackson’s contributions since 2022.

“Glen has already made a tremendous contribution to the Drua since our inception in 2022. The Board is delighted to appoint Glen to the role after a thorough process. Glen has wonderful ideas which will allow the Fijian Drua to have even greater success moving into the future. His deep knowledge of the Fijian culture complemented by his insights and relationship with the players, staff and everyone in the Club assures the continuity with Drua needs. Glen will officially take over once Mick Byrne takes up his Flying Fijians Head Coach role full-time on conclusion of the current Super Rugby Pacific campaign.”

Jackson played as a flyhalf for the Chiefs from 1999 to 2004, scoring 474 points in 60 appearances. From 2004 to 2010, he played for Saracens, scoring 1505 points in 130 matches. As a referee, Jackson officiated 32 Tests, 88 Super Rugby Pacific matches, and 60 domestic New Zealand matches, including eight Ranfurly Shield fixtures.

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