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Waisale Serevi
Fiji
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Full name Waisale Tikoisolomoni Serevi
Born May 20, 1968, Suva
Current age 45 years 339 days
Major teams Leicester Tigers, Fiji
Position Fullback, Centre, Fly-half
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 176 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1989-2003 38 23 15 221 11 40 27 3 15 23 0 39.47
IRB Rugby World Cup 1991-2003 7 5 2 31 0 8 4 1 3 4 0 42.85

Career statistics
Test debut Belgium v Fiji at Liege, Oct 7, 1989 match details
Last Test Fiji v Japan at Townsville, Oct 23, 2003 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 1997-1998 8 7 1 16 1 4 1 0 5 3 0 62.50
Leicester Tigers 1997-1998 8 7 1 16 1 4 1 0 5 3 0 62.50
Profile

Waisale Serevi is widely acknowledged to be the finest Sevens player of all time.

He also represented Fiji in the 15-a-side game and enjoyed a varied club career, including a stint at Leicester, but it is in the Sevens arena that his genius was plain for all to see.

Serevi made his Sevens debut at Hong Kong in 1989 and played at the inaugural Rugby World Cup Sevens in 1993. While his Fiji side were unable to claim the Melrose Cup on this occasion, in 1997 and 2005 Serevi was on hand to help them to the title.

Fiji are currently the only side to win the tournament twice, and under Serevi's coaching guidance they won their first IRB Sevens World Series in 2006. This was the first time the tournament had not been won by New Zealand, and was fitting testament to Serevi's influence.

In 2008, the Fiji Rugby Union announced the return of Serevi as Fiji's coach for the 2008-2009 IRB World Sevens Series and the Rugby Sevens World Cup in Dubai but he controversially sacked in January 2009. Following a disagreement with the Fiji Rugby Union over selection procedures he was relieved of his duties due to, "a refusal to obey management instructions".

Scrum Staff March 2009

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Mar 23, 2013
Former Fiji star Waisale Serevi is inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame
Former Fiji star Waisale Serevi is inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame
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Mar 31, 2009
Former Fiji international Waisale Serevi and ex-All Blacks coach Laurie Mains
Former Fiji international Waisale Serevi and ex-All Blacks coach Laurie Mains
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Jun 4, 2006
Fiji's Sevens side celebrates with the London Sevens trophy
Fiji's Sevens side celebrates with the London Sevens trophy
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Mar 20, 2005
Waisale Serevi celebrates with the 2005 Sevens World Cup
Waisale Serevi celebrates with the 2005 Sevens World Cup
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