WAISALE SEREVI: THE FIJIAN MAGICIAN
The Fijian magician is widely considered one of, if not the greatest rugby sevens players of all time.
Serevi was known as ‘The King of Sevens’ for his stunning contribution to the shortened format of the game as a player and coach.
Able to turn a game on its head in the blink of an eye with a swivel of his hips, an untouchable side-step or a wonderfully weighted pass, Serevi was the heartbeat of the Fijian team, scoring 1,310 points on the World Rugby Sevens Series and a record 297 points in Rugby World Cup Sevens tournaments.
A five-time Cup winner at the prestigious Hong Kong Sevens, Serevi steered Fiji to their first world series title in his first year as player-coach in 2005-06. They were also bronze medallists at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Serevi also played 38 tests for Fiji in 15s, gracing three Rugby World Cups, scoring 221 points in a stop-start career that ran from 1989-2003.