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Sevuloni Reece To Decide, Flying Fijians Or All Blacks.

Parents William and Amelia Reece will not interfere on whether the Crusaders dynamite opts to play for the All Blacks or Fiji Airways Flying Fijians
29 Apr 2019 12:12
Sevuloni Reece To Decide, Flying Fijians Or All Blacks.
Canterbury Crusaders winger Sevuloni Reece’s parents, William and Amelia Reece, with a portrait of their most wanted son at their home in Namaka, Nadi, on April 28, 2019. Photo: Rohit Kumar

 

Sevuloni Reece’s parents, William and Amelia, will let their son decide   what is best for him and will not interfere.

Affectionately known as Sevu, he earlier spoke to Fiji Airways Flying Fijians head coach John McKee, but his explosive Super Rugby game against the Lions on Friday caught the attention of All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen.

Hansen told Radio Sport: “Two or three players have caught my eye and this has been quite obvious to most people.”

Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson said Sevu deserved an All Blacks call-up because he’s been a “pretty special” breed.

Sevu’s father, William, told SUNsports in Nadi yesterday that his son proved himself, but it was up to him to decide whether he played for the All Blacks or the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians.

“We will not interfere, but it will be a pleasant surprise if he gets selected for the All Blacks,” Reece said.

“He did not meet the eligibility clause earlier, but he will get his New Zealand passport later this year.

“My son received a replacement contract with the Crusaders in November and the upgraded contract was officially made in February this year.”

The thought of his son joining a successful team like the Crusaders is an awesome feeling for the Reece family.

“I’m so proud of my son,”William said.

“Since he was a young boy, the playing field was like his second home.

“He played for Queen Victoria School U18 in the Deans Trophy competition when he was only 16 years old.

“I can’t wait to see my son come and play in Fiji with the Crusaders against the Chiefs at the ANZ Stadium on June 1.

“I hope my son will be a role model to other budding rugby players.”

Sevu’s older brother Cyril Reece played for the Fiji Airways Fijian Drua.

“We are all from Navimagimagi, Kadavu and his mother is from Nacobua, Tailevu so when Sevu is playing all our family will be here to cheer him on,” he said.

“We are hoping if the Crusaders management will allow Sevu to travel to Fiji at a later date so that we can have some time together to celebrate his achievement so far as we want him to feel special.”

Sevu’s mother Amelia Reece, said: “I always encourage my son to put God first. I want him to keep striving for the best and not forget God in everything.

“He will call us before he plays and we just encourage him to pray.”

Edited by Osea Bola

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