Former Bath head coach Tabai Matson has revealed his pride after being appointed as the backline coach for Fiji ahead of the World Cup. The 46-year-old left his role at Bath in 2017 due to personal reasons and is currently working as an assistant coach with Chiefs in New Zealand.
Matson, who won two caps for Fiji during his playing career, spent time working as an attack coach in 2015 and returns to his homeland ahead of the World Cup later this year. The former centre will link up with Fiji for their commitments in the Pacific Nations Cup and the warm-up games before the World Cup later this year.
Matson told SUNsport: “It is always great to be back for duty for my motherland, every time I come here for me personally, is exciting and a privilege. This is one of the greatest rugby nations in the world, the atmosphere the Fijian people give is something else, it’s always a pleasure to be here.
“I am so excited, privileged and really proud that I get the honours to coach Fiji. The task is clearly just a few weeks away and I am honoured and humbled to be part of the team to the World Cup.”