19 Jun 2015

Sport: Serevi among contenders for Samoa 7s job

7:38 am on 19 June 2015

Samoa's Rugby Union chair and Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, has revealed that Fiji rugby great Waisale Serevi is among the 29 applicants to become head coach for the Manu Samoa sevens.

Fiji sevens legend Waisale Serevi.

Fiji sevens legend Waisale Serevi. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Serevi was a guest at the Samoa Independence International Sevens tournament in Apia earlier this month, where he expressed an interest in helping Samoa.

Tuila'epa says former Manu Samoa veterans Muliagatele Brian Lima, and Uale Ma'i have also applied, along with former Manu sevens assistant coach and manager, Tauasa Faamaoni Lalomilo.

The SRU chairman says, because of the high calibre of applicants, it has been decided not to speed up the selection process but to consider all the applications before an independent panel will be making an appointment.

Fata'ali'i Milovale Moke will take charge of the team on an interim basis for next month's Pacific Games.