Community rugby in Victoria received some great news with the revival of the Victorian Senior State rugby teams for 2021. A great deal of work has gone on in the background to ensure the success of the new teams that will compete in the Australian Rugby Shield competition. The competition will run from Friday, October 1st to Monday, October 4th in South Australia.
Along with the launch, the coaching staff for the Men's and Women's teams was announced and Moorabbin senior coach Anare Koliavu was named as an Assistant Coach of the Men's team. Anare has had a lengthy playing and coaching career at very high levels of the game and will be an incredible asset for the State team.
Victorian Senior State Women’s Team
Head Coach: Elijah Makoni
Assistant Coach: Steve Tia
Assistant Coach: Ta Tupou
Team Manager: Mick Stevens
Assistant Team Manager: Jessica ‘Mud’ Dey
Victorian Senior State Men’s Team
Head Coach: Tumai Edwards
Assistant Coach: David Palu
Assistant Coach: Anare Koliavu
Team Manager: Jeremy Cox