Inoke Male Opts Out: Fijian Women’s Drua Coaching Position Open for Applications

Inoke Male will not be seeking reappointment for the role of Fijian Women’s Drua coach, which opened today for applications.

The former Flying Fijian No.8 and Flying Fijians coach who led the Fijiana Drua (renamed Fijian Women’s Drua) to a successful Super W title defense this year says he will not be reapplying.

“Last Friday, they told us that we all had to re-apply for our positions. I’m not going to reapply for the Fijian Drua position. I’m still with the FRU but no longer with the Drua,” Male told MaiTV.

Male had been with the Fijiana Drua since their historical win in their Super W debut last year and was part of the coaching panel for the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. He assumed the head coach role in February this year, succeeding Senirusi Seruvakula, who departed in January.

The search for a new coach follows on Counter Ruck taking over the running and management of the Fijiana Drua last week.

The advertisement, put out today by the Fiji Rugby Union specifies that the successful candidate will also serve as the Fijiana XVs coach, overseeing preparations for the 2024 Super W season and the lead-up to the 2025 Women’s Rugby World Cup.

Applications for the coaching position close at 4 pm on December 18. The post is among several coaching positions advertised by the FRU, including the Flying Fijians coaching post, the ad for which was released last week.

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