15 Jan 2019

Sport: Samoa Rugby GM resigns

3:44 pm on 15 January 2019

The General Manager of the Samoa Rugby Union's High Performance Unit, Zane Hilton, has resigned.

Zane Hilton

Zane Hilton Photo: Manu Samoa / Facebook

Mr Hilton's resignation is effective immediately and came in a letter addressed to the CEO, Faleomavaega Vincent Fepulea'i, this week.

In his letter, Mr Hilton wished the Samoa Rugby Union, and the Manu Samoa team in particular, all the best for the upcoming Rugby World Cup in Japan.

He said it was an honour to work with the team.

Faleomavaega said Mr Hilton resigned because he found employment in a coaching capacity.

He said the SRU and World Rugby is working in close partnership and are now in the process of reviewing the management needs of the programme and the campaign.

"...To ensure we can collectively maintain the good momentum generated from the hard work of Zane Hilton..."

Mr Hilton has not given a reason for resigning and has conceded there would be some disappointment.