Gordon Tietjens has taken on a new challenge in Samoa after 22 trophy-laden years as coach of New Zealand's rugby sevens team.
Tietjens' New Zealand team won the Sevens World Series a record 12 times, including the first six seasons the competition was held.
He also led the All Blacks Sevens to four successive gold medals at the Commonwealth Games, from 1998 to 2010.
Tietjens gave a teenage Jonah Lomu his international debut in the sevens team before the giant winger moved up to the 15-a-side game and became a superstar following his blockbusting performances at the 1995 World Cup in South Africa.
Lomu, right, was part of the team that triumphed at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur.
Tietjens, pictured with his wife Julia, was knighted for his services to rugby in 2013. When asked if he wanted to be called "Sir," he replied that he preferred to be known by his nickname "Titch." Local media dubbed him "Sir Titch."
He started coaching the NZ Sevens team in 1994, when rugby was still an amateur sport.