Chris Anderson keen to coach

Former Australian coach Chris Anderson has announced he is interested in coaching Samoa in the upcoming World Cup in 2008.

Anderson, who was Australian coach when they won the last World Cup in 2000 was at the game against Tonga on Friday Night when they went down 32-20.

When asked if he would be keen to coach the Samoan team he replied "Yeah. I enjoyed it".

"We've got to have a talk, it was mainly this game. It's a good thing. With so many good athletes in the Pacific islands, we're mad not to promote them.

"They are certainly committed to their country, it's been good to be with them for a couple of days, they're a good mob of blokes."

Anderson said he was not looking for fulltime work but would be interested in coaching Samoa through until the world up.

Anderson was controversially sacked from the Cronulla Sharks at the end of the 2003 season.