'Fiji will win Sevens World Cup'
SEVENS SPOTLIGHT: Fijian Sevens legend Waisele Serevi is confident his nation will take home Sevens Rugby World Cup in San Francisco.
Serevi even revealed that he is ’98 percent’ certain they will lift the trophy.
“If you win the World Cup – in Sevens or XVs – you have done something great for your country,” Serevi told Rugby.com.au.
“The boys know that and that’s why I believe that Fiji are a 98 percent chance of winning this World Cup,”
The side has been labelled the Fijian ‘dream team’, aided by the high-profile inclusions of Toulon superstars Semi Radradra, Josua Tuisova and Racing star Leon Nakarawa.
“Radradra is very, very important to Fiji,” Serevi said.
“To do what he has done after going away to Parramatta, Toulon, the Barbarians, I don’t think I have ever seen anything like it.
“He is a really dangerous player and is really important to Fiji.
“We are lucky to have him come back and play.
The Fijian sevens team is coming off a quarterfinal defeat against England on the French leg of the Sevens circuit, which ended their run off four straight World Series tournament wins. A World Cup victory will be highly rated, alongside the gold medal won at the Rio Olympics two years ago.
“I think Fiji have the best team on paper but that’s the beauty of Sevens – you have to go out and perform for 14 minutes,” he said.
“You can’t take any of the other countries lightly and I believe we will see some of the best Sevens ever this weekend.
“The boys will all be giving their best because if you lose, you don’t get another chance for four more years,”