Waisale Serevi – Fiji
Fiji Rugby Legend and Sporting Icon
Waisale Tikoisolomoni Serevi is widely considered as one of the greatest rugby sevens players ever. The Fijian Rugby Legend is a World Cup winner and was inducted into the International Rugby Board (IRB) Hall of Fame.
His representative sevens career started in 1989 when he played for Fiji at the Hong Kong tournament. Serevi has also played in the 1993, 1997, 2001, and 2005 Rugby World Cup Sevens, winning the World Cup with Fiji in 1997 and 2005. He won silver at the Commonwealth Games in 1998 and 2002, and captured bronze in 2006.
Serevi has played in the International Rugby Board Sevens Series since its creation in
1999. In 2005 after winning the 2005 Rugby World Cup Sevens Serevi was appointed the Fiji Sevens team’s coach. He coached Fiji to the 2005-06 World Sevens Series victory. Serevi’s contribution to seven’s rugby to the world as Fiji’s Ideal Sports Ambassador was most recently recognized in January 2017 when he was presented the Fiji Rugby Union Lifetime Achievement Award.