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Your Vote Helped Tuwai Become World Rugby’s 7s Men’s Player Of The Decade

Thirty-one year old Jerry Tuwai is World Rugby’s 7s Men’s Player of the Decade. World Rugby made the announcement this morning after running a worldwide vote. Fiji Rugby congratulated Tuwai for achieving another milestone. They
08 Dec 2020 11:13
Your Vote Helped Tuwai Become World Rugby’s 7s Men’s Player Of The Decade
Jerry Tuwai

Thirty-one year old Jerry Tuwai is World Rugby’s 7s Men’s Player of the Decade.

World Rugby made the announcement this morning after running a worldwide vote.

Fiji Rugby congratulated Tuwai for achieving another milestone.

They also thanked fans world-wide who voted for Tuwai and helped him beat some of the famous names of 7s rugby.

9 players were nominated for the award.

Mikaele Pesamino of Samoa, South African playmaker Cecil Afrika (2011) and Seabelo Senatla (2016), Tomasi Cama and Tim Mikkelson (All Black Sevens), Perry Baker (USA), Samisoni Viriviri (2014) and Jerry Tuwai.

Voting started on Thursday, 15 October at 10:00am GMT+1 and closed on Sunday, 25 October, 2020.

Jerry after every try.

Jerry Tuwai gives thanks after every try. Source: Rugbypass.com

Birthdate  23rd March 1989 
Height 170cm
Weight 81kgs
Debut Gold Coast Sevens, 2014
Village Buca, Cakaudrove

 

Jerry Tuwai is one of Fiji’s most prolific sevens athletes to ever don the White Jersey.

The Rio Olympic Gold medallist and 2019 World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year has been the benchmark of flair, athleticism, grit and brilliance on the HSBC World Sevens Series circuit of recent times.

Tuwai debuted for Fiji under the Ben Ryan legacy in 2014 – taking a while to make his mark.   However following the 2016 Rio Olympics, Tuwai began to light up stadiums worldwide with his ability to find space and opportunity out of thin air and stun opposition teams – and fans.

Jerry Tuwai is the only Fijian player to have played in the history making five straight Hong Kong titles (2015 – 2019) as well as being a two-times Series winner (2015 & 2019) plus Commonwealth Games silver medallist.

Tuwai captained Fiji in 2018-19 and remains in the leadership group towards the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.

 

HSBC World Sevens Series Statistics:
294 Matches
674 points
134 tries

 

Achievements:

2016 Rio Olympic Gold Medallist

2017 /18 HSBC World Sevens Series Dream Team

2018/19 HSBC World Sevens Series Dream Team

2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Silver Medallist

2019 HSBC World Sevens Series Champion

2019 World Rugby Mens Sevens Player of the Year

2019 Fiji Sportsman of the Year

2019 Fiji Rugby Men’s Sevens Player of the Year

 

 

Feedback: sereana.salalo@fijisun.com.fj



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