Simon Raiwalui

Biography

Simon Raiwalui joins the Qantas Wallabies coaching staff as Australia’s new forwards coach until the end of 2019, following on from the departure of Mario Ledesma.

The former Fiji international will assume the role following the completion of his club duties with Biarritz in France.

The 43-year old will return to Australia for the first time in over 20 years, following an illustrious playing career that included stints with Sale, Newport (Wales) and Racing Metro (France) as well as captaining Saracens in the English Premiership.

Raiwalui’s first coaching role was with Racing Metro in 2012 before moving to arch rivals Stade Francais where he claimed the Bouclier de Brennus (French domestic champions) in 2015.