Waisale Serevi teams up with the Russians

A sporting legend and the man once dubbed the king of sevens rugby, Waisale Serevi’s illustrious rugby journey took on a new chapter when he was head-hunted by the Russians to be head coach of their national rugby sevens team.

The new job took Serevi out of retirement from the sport he has made his mark in, and the man wasted no time in bringing his new charges to where it all began, Suva, Fiji to play in the holy grail of rugby sevens in the island nation, the Fiji Bitter Marist Sevens.

Our freelance sports writer and rugby fanatic, Alipate Pareti took up the challenge to ask Serevi for a sit-down interview, and while the rugby maestro gladly obliged, Serevi skilfully took Alipate’s first question about what retirement has been like, and responded with the signature style that is now copied by many current and upcoming sporting people in Fiji.

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