[bra_blockquote align=”]Serevi is one of Rugby’s true greats. He was an exceptional player who has excelled in both Sevens and Fifteens and achieved all that there is to achieve in Rugby Sevens with his beloved Fiji, winning Rugby World Cup Sevens and Sevens World Series titles, while also winning the hearts of fans around the world with his exciting and entertaining style of play. He was a gentleman in victory and defeat and played his Rugby with a smile, promoting Rugby’s character-building values of passion, respect, discipline, solidarity and integrity. There is no doubt that his exploits on and off the field firmly established Pacific Island Rugby on the global Rugby map, while also playing a significant part in the phenomenal rise in popularity of Rugby Sevens, which ultimately played a significant role in Rugby Sevens becoming an Olympic Sport.”
Bernard Lapasset – Chairman, IRB
Since retiring from international play in 2007, Serevi has turned his attention to coaching and giving back to the game. In 2009, he co-founded Serevi Rugby®, an elite provider of on-field programming for coaches and players from beginner to Olympian across North America and beyond. Serevi’s role is equal parts rugby ambassador, coach, and community builder, but he’s often found on center stage at Serevi Rugby® youth and coaching camps.
Serevi, along with his fellow Serevi Rugby coaches, have been in Hong Kong all week working in partnership with the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) to host a series of youth rugby camps across the territory.
Each year, the IRB Hall of Fame recognizes the achievements of individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the development of the Game worldwide. The theme of this year’s induction is “Rugby – a global Game” and celebrates Rugby’s expansion to become a global sport played by millions of men and women worldwide. More information on the Hall of Fame can be found at: www.irb.com/history/halloffame.