Who is Samu Kerevi: Ten stuff you must know in regards to the Australia celebrity
Considered necessary to how the Wallabies play, centre Kerevi is similarly adept at sevens.
He is famend within the 15-player sport for his defender-busting carries.
Ten stuff you must learn about Samu Kerevi
1. Samu Kerevi used to be born in Viseisei, Fiji, on 27 September 1993.
His father Nimilote has represented Fiji at soccer and his two brothers Josua (centre, wing or full-back) and Jone (hooker or flank) play for for the Toyota Industries Shuttles Aichi, in Japan.
2. Kerevi used to be born in Fiji however arrived in Brisbane as a seven yr previous. He has spoken in regards to the lifetime of crime his circle of relatives have been stuck up in again at the islands.
Kerevi lately informed journalists of his circle of relatives: “They weren’t in the most productive house and there used to be a large number of crime. A large number of my older cousins are in prison. My uncles had been in prison for 15-plus years. They’re all out now and so they’ve modified their lives. I’ve were given a cousin who has simply pop out from a 14-year stint and I wish to be there when he comes house.
‘They tell me about the things that used to go on. I couldn’t imagine it. It’s like issues out of a film. Bank robberies, attacks…”
3. Before heading to Australia, Kerevi lived within the Solomon Islands, the place his grandfather had labored for the Commonwealth. But they needed to go away the rustic on account of a coup d’etat.
Kerevi says the following forestall used to be supposed to be New Zealand, however he says: “I got a bridging visa for asylum seekers and we ended up staying” in Brisbane.
4. The centre performed for Queensland within the Australian Schools Rugby Championships in 2011 and used to be picked to play for Fiji U20s in 2012, then the next yr used to be recruited into Australia’s U20 for the Junior World Championships in France – alternatively clerical mistakes with the Australian set-up supposed he may no longer reach the visas in time to shuttle.
5. Kerevi used to be awarded Australian citizenship in August 2016, having made his Test debut in gold in June that yr.
6. The centre these days performs for Suntory Sungoliath in Japan, who’re coached by way of Milton Haig. Eddie Jones may be the director of rugby there, a task he holds concurrently being England head trainer, and Kerevi has mentioned of the trainer: ““He’s improved my physical side, and my work ethic off the ball. He spoke about last year, trying to get more touches in my hands, and has spoken about Manu (Tuilagi) a lot and how he’s progressed his game.”
7. In 2021, Kerevi used to be decided on to constitute Australia at sevens within the Tokyo Olympics, skipping his low season from Suntory to make his sevens debut. Australia misplaced to Fiji within the quarter-finals, in Tokyo.
He may be representing Australia in sevens on the Commonwealth Games, and mentioned: “Not a lot of 15s players get to play both sides of the code in terms of sevens and 15s and to be able to go and try to win a gold medal at the Olympics, or try to win a Commonwealth Games medal – it’s pretty special.”
8. In November, Kerevi – plus Sean McMahon and Quade Cooper – opted out of the Wallabies excursion to play Scotland, England and Wales as a way to participate in pre-season coaching for his membership in Japan. After some backlash, the centre posted on social media: “That time is also now and whether it is I will be able to perpetually be thankful to have had performed an element within the Wallaby adventure.
“One thing, don’t ever question my love for it!”
9. Kerevi has designed a spread for clothes logo Tru3y.
10. He additionally credit All Blacks fly-half Beauden Barrett with bringing his sport on, because of time in combination at Suntory.
He mentioned of Barrett: “On Wednesdays, we might have extras and stuff and I’d just tag in conjunction with him.
“I believe for him, the largest factor I took out of it used to be simplicity. Simple talent set, easy kicking, easy issues achieved truly, truly smartly.
“The amount of time he puts into his work, I wanted to do the same. Picking up extra passing on a day off or extra kicking on a day off on top of recovery stuff, which he’s big on.”
Can’t get to the department stores? You can obtain the virtual version of Rugby World immediately on your pill or subscribe to the print version to get the mag delivered on your door.
Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.