We caught up with Waisale Serevi at our Welcome Dinner in Dubai and also at the tournament. See what Serevi had to say. Waisale Serevi is a former Fijian rugby player, and coach. Although he played fifteen-a-side rugby throughout his playing career, Serevi is most notable for his achievements in rugby sevens. He is widely considered one of the greatest rugby sevens players ever. In the 15-man game, he played for Fiji 39 times between 1989 and 2003, and scored 376 points. This included representing Fiji in the 1991, 1999, and 2003 Rugby World Cups. His representative sevens career started in 1989 when he played for Fiji at the Hong Kong tournament. With the exception of 2001, 2003 and 2004 he has played at Hong Kong every year since. 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.
Who do you think will win the Dubai 7s?
It’s always difficult to predict who wins in 7’s. South Africa are out and they were one of the favourites. USA are playing well, Fiji are doing well when the playing gets tough they put on the pressure.
Who do you think will score the most tries?
I think Fiji will.
Who will be the stand out player of this tournament?
Tom Mitchell is playing well. Also Jerry Tuwai and Pio Tuwai from Fiji
What’s you’re most memorable moment in 7’s history?
Playing and winning the World Cup 7’s in 1997 and 2005 with Fiji.
What did you care about most when you were ten years old?
I cared about trying to get home from school quickly so I could go to rugby.