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Serevi Named In ‘Magnificent Sevens’

Waisale Serevi, perhaps the most influential player in the history of 7s rugby, has been announced as the sixth player inducted into the “Hong Kong Magnificent Seven.” The Fijian 7s
25 Mar 2015 10:07
Serevi Named In  ‘Magnificent Sevens’

Waisale Serevi, perhaps the most influential player in the history of 7s rugby, has been announced as the sixth player inducted into the “Hong Kong Magnificent Seven.”

The Fijian 7s magician joins Australian David Campese, New Zealand’s Christian Cullen and Eric Rush, England’s Ben Gollings and China’s Zhang Zhiqiang among the retired international players who the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union are honouring this week as part of the celebration of 40 years of 7s in the city.

The last member of the “Magnificent Seven” is expected to be unveiled before the start of the Cathay Pacific/ HSBC Hong Kong Sevens on Friday.

Serevi, the little magician, made his Hong Kong debut in 1989, winning player of the tournament honors. He would return on an astonishing 15 further occasions, the last in 2005-07 as player/ coach.

Serevi was part of five cup-winning teams and reached the final on a further seven occasions, massively contributing to Fiji’s record 14 victories.

He was also instrumental in both of the Rugby World Cup Sevens wins in the territory in 1997 and 2005.

 

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