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Asinate For USA

  Asinate Serevi aims to play for the United States in the Rugby Sevens World Cup in San Francisco next year. She is the daughter of sevens rugby legend Waisale
26 Mar 2017 12:20
Asinate For USA
Asinate Serevi, middle, with her cousins in Nadi yesterday. Photo: Otilly Rabuku

 

Asinate Serevi aims to play for the United States in the Rugby Sevens World Cup in San Francisco next year.

She is the daughter of sevens rugby legend Waisale Serevi and is based in Seattle.

Affectionately known as ‘Nate’, she  is in the country for a break.

“Taking a one week off since it’s our spring break and it’s just good to be back home meeting families and friends,”she said.

The Qarani, Gau native plays for the Seattle Saracens RC.

She is part of the USA 7s development squad alongside another Fijian Bulou Mataitoga (Berkeley All Blues RC).

“I’m enjoying my rugby career. I played for the USA Falcons team during the Vancouver Rugby Festival 7s, it’s the USA Women’s development team at the Vancouver outing,” she added.

Her team finished in third spot against the Maple Leafs, Stars Rugby and South Africa Select.

“I would love to play for Fiji but am based in the US now and I have rugby scholarship to play and study for my college. It will be difficult for me to come back and forth,” she said.

Last summer she represented USA in 15s and played against Canada and England.

“I’m just trying to play the highest level of rugby. I’m not thinking of joining any team at the moment,” she said.

“Rugby in the US is getting competitive every year especially with RSWC next year a lot of people playing rugby now.

She attends the Central Washington University, where she is studying law and justice with one more year to go.

Meanwhile, Nate is not planning to join her two siblings Unaisi and Waisale Serevi Junior who have joined the US Army.

“I just am focussing on school right now,” she said.

Edited by Osea Bola

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