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Rugby League Samoa Incorporated has confirmed the appointment of Glenn Brailey as their new head coach, replacing Frank Fuimaono who will continue a role as assistant coach.

The 50-year-old Australian comes to Fetu Samoa with 10 years of coaching experience. Glenn is the Academy and Talent Identification Manager at Cronulla Sharks, also coaches the Cronulla Sharks women’s team.

Rugby League Samoa President Tagaloa Faafouina Sua conducted a rigorous recruitment process, with Glenn emerging as the unanimous choice.

“Brailey has an outstanding track record of coaching throughout his tenure at the Sharks, has developed some of the best young talent in New South Wales and plays an exciting, progressive style of Rugby League that fits Samoa perfectly.

Glenn’s standards and passionate approach and his sense of values on and off the pitch make him the ideal person to take Samoa forward.” said Tagaloa.

“Samoa has a great foundation for rugby league players and are very passionate about the game. This passion for success, development and looking to take their game to the next level was really attractive to me as I know they have some great athletes in their squad.

My family are extremely proud and supportive of me as they see the time and effort I put into rugby league development. They understand my passion for the game and believe as I do that the Samoan Team is a great fit.” said Glenn Brailey.

“The Women’s game is growing and changing rapidly and I’m excited about developing this nation into the next stage of their rugby league careers.” Glenn Brailey

Rugby League Samoa is excited about the Fetu Samoa appointment ahead of the upcoming game against the Kiwi Ferns on Saturday 22 June, 2019 at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.