Samu Kerevi wants to ditch Wallabies and feature for a Pacific Island side in 2023

Samu Kerevi wants to ditch Wallabies and feature for a Pacific Island side in 2023

Wallabies vice-captain and star centre Samu Kerevi has made the bombshell revelation that he wants to play for Fiji at the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.


The Fijian-born centre was speaking at a lunch in his homeland and his comments were reported by the Fiji Sun .

 

Kerevi is about to take up a three-year contract with Suntory Sungoliath in Japan which makes him ineligible to play for the Wallabies under Rugby Australia’s current rules, something Rugby Australia are reviewing and could change.

“My manager has told me to go to Japan so that I can aim to play for Fiji in the next Rugby World Cup,” Kerevi was quoted as saying.

“It (is) all in the air for me to focus on Japan.

“I cannot play for the Wallabies because I cannot reach the threshold of 60 caps, which they are trying to lower.”

Rugby Australia were desperate to keep Kerevi in Australia but were reportedly outbid by Suntory.

 
 

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