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Port Moresby Vipers Coach Shane Morris to coach Fiji Batis

Port Moresby Vipers coach to coach Fiji Batis 
Morris replaces Rick Stone who has signed up as head coach for the Newcastle Knights for the next two years.
Morris is no stranger to the sport in the country.
He was the Fiji National Rugby League game development manager from April 2004 to December 2006.
Morris established the school league competition in Suva and Nadi setting up a national pathway from school boys to senior rugby league known as the "Boys to Bati" program.
He refined the rugby league structure of the FNRL and facilitated both overseas tours and rugby league countries touring Fiji.
Morris was the elite player and community development manager at Papua New Guinea Rugby League Foundation and head coach of the Stop n Shop Port Moresby Vipers before taking up the Fiji Bati offer.
FNRL chairman Reverend Immanuel Reuben said they had gone through his record and he seemed to be the best candidate for the top job.
"We have named Shane as coach," Reuben said.
"Shane was the technical adviser for the Nabua Broncos and Nadi Eels previously. He has a lot of experience in the sport having just finished coaching in Papua New Guinea.
"When we look at Shane, we regard him as one of our own because of the time that he has spent here."
Morris was the club and community development manager for the Brisbane Broncos from 2010-2011.
He held the position of South East Queensland secondary schools development manager with the Australian Rugby League development department from 2008-2010.
Morris was the secondary schools development officer for the Melbourne Storm from 2007-2008.
He is expected to join FNRL soon.
The other two people shortlisted for the job were former Fiji Bati Wise Kativerata and Englishman John Harbin.
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