The Manu Samoa is unlikely to have a local take over as Head Coach, if the independent panel assessing candidates for the job has its say.
The Panel is chaired by Graham Mourie, a renowned former All Black Captain, who is representing World Rugby. Brian Hopley, from the S.R.U, is another panellist.
Alex Abraham, from Bluesky, represents the sponsors and stakeholders of the S.R.U. while S.R.U. Secretary, Matafeo George Latu, is acting as Secretary.