Serevi confirmed as Russia men's 7s coach
November 26, 2018 10:00 pm
Fiji 7s legend Waisale Serevi has been confirmed as the new head coach for the Russian men’s 7s team.
The Russia Rugby Union confirmed this on Tweeter saying Serevi will be in charge for their push to return to the World Rugby Sevens Series.
The Union also says that Serevi’s service to the team will help them in their bid to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
M7: It's officially official! Sevens legend @Waisale_Serevi has been confirmed by the RUR Supreme Council as our Men's Sevens National Team Head Coach! Waisale will be in charge of our push to return to #HSBC7s and our bid to qualify for #Tokyo2020! pic.twitter.com/0pRWFEYs5O
— Rugby Union Russia (@russiarugby) November 26, 2018
Meanwhile, the maestro has also coached the Fiji 7s side from 2005 to 2007.
Under Serevi’s leadership, the Fiji 7s side won the World Series title and the World Cup in Hong Kong in 2005.
Phil4:13 Grateful, honoured and humbled to be given the Head Coach @russiarugby 7s Team. Excited and looking forward to the challenges ahead. Let the journey begins, but day at a time#faithmovesmoutains #tosokaiviti pic.twitter.com/K9fdPZWW6W
— Waisale_Serevi (@Waisale_Serevi) November 26, 2018
Meanwhile, the Fiji Airways men’s 7s team is in Pool B with Kenya, Scotland and France in the Dubai 7s which kicks off this weekend.
They open their campaign against France on Friday at 7pm, followed by Scotland at 10pm and Kenya at 4am on Saturday.
You can watch the entire tournament live on FBC TV.