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Fijian maestro inducted into rugby Hall of Fame

ILLUSTRIOUS: Serevi

ONE OF the greatest rugby sevens players ever has been inducted into the International Rugby Board’s Hall of Fame.

Known as the ‘King of Sevens’, Fijian player Waisale Serevi was inducted for his services to the sport at the Hong Kong sevens tournament over the weekend.

The 44-year-old won World Cups with Fiji in 1997 and 2005, captured Commonwealth Games medals in 1998 and 2002 and was in charge of Fiji during their seven series triumph of 2005-06.

Servei was a part of a squad that won three cup titles at the Hong Kong Sevens.

Speaking about what makes the Hong Kong sevens so special, he said: "The first time I went to Hong Kong, it was such an amazing experience that when I came back I thought I’d work hard to make the team every year.

"It’s the best Sevens tournament in the world and it’s difficult to compare it with any other tournament. The atmosphere there is so special, so unique."

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