Rugby

Australian Wallabies Vice Captain, Samu Kerevi, Wants To Be A Flying Fijian

Kerevi revealed this during the Legend Sportswear luncheon presented by the Reach 4 Your Foundation at the Sheraton Fiji Resort yesterday.
17 Nov 2019 13:15
Australian Wallabies Vice Captain, Samu Kerevi,  Wants To Be A Flying Fijian
From left: Marriott Fiji executive assistant manager sales and marketing Leon Thompson, Reach 4 Your Foundation founder Ganeshwar Sen, Wallabies vice-captain Samu Kerevi with partner Anivah Sesega at the Sheraton Fiji Resort on November 16, 2019. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Australian Wallabies vice-captain Samu Kerevi wants to play for Fiji in the future provided if the eligibility rules change.

Kerevi revealed this during the Legend Sportswear luncheon presented by the Reach 4 Your Foundation at the Sheraton Fiji Resort yesterday.

“My manager has told me to go to Japan so that I can aim to play for Fiji in the next Rugby World Cup,” Kerevi said.

“It all in the air for me to focus for Japan. I cannot play for the Wallabies because I cannot reach the threshold of 60 caps, which they are trying to lower (Giteau Rule).”

Kerevi has sealed a three-year contract with Suntory and is going to play in Japan’s Top League.

“The biggest drive here is my two brothers Josua and Jone.

“They know how to speak three languages which why I am a bit jealous. Also, to continue my business degree studies with University of Queensland.”

During the event, Kerevi shared a bit about his rugby career and the need to balance it with education.

The 26-year-old challenged youths to continue chasing their dreams but also to keep in mind the need to reach the pinnacle point of education.

“Rugby is only here for a while and to the students education is something that is really important.

“I wish I had people I looked up to come to me and tell me that education is more important because in school I was chasing the rugby ball and girls.

The Viseisei, Vuda native was honoured to be the first Fijian to captain a Super Rugby team, Queensland Reds and later become the Wallabies vice-captain.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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