The ‘Special One’ is back.
Sevens legend Waisale Serevi will be in Moscow with the Fiji sevens team as assistant coach for the Rugby World Cup in Moscow later this month.
The International Rugby Board Hall of Fame inductee earlier informed the Fiji Rugby Union of his intentions to assist the Fiji sevens team in London and Moscow. And the FRU had confirmed the 7s magician will be part of the team management to Moscow.
FRU had accredited the sevens maestro as trainer for the London 7s tournament as well.
It was also confirmed that Tomasi Cama Sr will also be part of the team management.
Serevi and Cama were influential in helping Dere and the Fiji 7s team defend the Hong Kong 7s tournament in March.
Former Fiji sevens assistant coach and Tonga sevens coaching director Etuate Waqa said Alifereti Dere would need technical assistance in Moscow if Fiji was to win the Melrose Cup again.
“Dere will have to be assisted with good rugby brains who can assist on game analysis, body conditioning during the tournament and of course opinions on team selections for each game,” Waqa said.
“In Fiji’s second Melrose Cup victory in 2005, Fiji had a good technical team. Wayne Pivac was the head coach, Serevi was on the field as captain, Paul Feeney was the team conditioner and Malakai Finau was manager and a qualified coach.”