Small thanks God

THE King of sevens Waisale ‘Small’ Serevi added a new chapter to his illustrious rugby career when he launched his book, Waisale Serevi The King of Sevens in Hong Kong yesterday.

The launch was attended by Serevi’s family, Fiji Rugby Union chairperson Francis Kean, chief executive officer John O’Connor, rugby friends and supporters which included former top rugby commentator Gordon Bray.

Serevi said he was so happy and thanked God for another chapter in his life.

“For the book to be launched where rugby sevens started is a testimony to this great journey and for it to be launched in Hong Kong is an added bonus,” Serevi said.

“Without Hong Kong 7s, there is no Waisale Serevi.

“It’s a historic occasion for me and my family especially as this is the first time a Fijian rugby player is writing a book about his life.

“I thank Martin Darveniza for giving me the opportunity to write this book and also to my biographer Nic Darveniza and also to the Hong Kong Rugby Union for giving me the opportunity to come and launch my book here.

“There are a lot of stories in the book that will help motivate the kids back home in Fiji.”

Serevi said the book will surely motivate our kids in Fiji because the way he was brought up was still being experienced by Fiji rugby players now.

“There’s not a lot of things at home and also not because mum and dad don’t want to support the kids and that was how I grew up,” Serevi said.

“”You just have to believe in yourselves and set the big goals and the small goals to get you there.

“”There has to be a lot of hard work and perseverance so to achieve goals, you have to have the small goals.

“I am asking Fiji people at home and abroad to get a book because it is the real story, from Fiji and to make a name in the world of rugby.

“From nothing, to the top in rugby sevens,” Serevi said.

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