4 Mar 2004

Pivac to coach Islanders rugby side

4:10 pm on 4 March 2004

The former Auckland rugby coach Wayne Pivac has been confirmed as the coach of the Pacific Islands rugby side which will play tests against the All Blacks, Australia and South Africa later this year.

Pivac who is now coach of the Fiji side will be assisted by former Wallaby Willie Ofahengaue while former All Black Michael Jones will manage the side.

Ofahengaue is the new coach of the Tongan side.

Pivac says the Islanders is a fantastic concept and he's excited by the challenge ahead.