Samu Kerevi (born 27 September 1993), is a Fijian-born Australian rugby union player. His usual position is centre. He currently plays for the Queensland Reds in Super Rugby.[2]

Samu Kerevi
Samu Kerevi 2018.jpg
Birth nameSamuela Kerevi
Date of birth (1993-09-27) 27 September 1993 (age 26)
Place of birthViseisei, Fiji
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) [1]
Weight108 kg (17 st 0 lb) [1]
SchoolBrisbane State High School
Notable relative(s)Radike Samo (cousin)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014– GPS Old Boys ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014– Brisbane City 19 (60)
Correct as of 3 November 2015
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014– Reds 76 (65)
Correct as of 07 September 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012
2016–
Fiji U20
Australia
5
29
(15)
(25)
Correct as of 19 September 2019

Family and early lifeEdit

Samuela Kerevi was born in Viseisei, Fiji. He moved with his family to Australia at aged 4.[3] His father, Nimilote Kerevi, is a former Fiji international soccer player. His brother Josua Kerevi has also played representative rugby.[3]

Kerevi attended Brisbane State High School, and represented Queensland at the Australian Schools Rugby Championships in 2011.[4]

Kerevi obtained Australian citizenship in August 2016.[5]

Rugby careerEdit

In 2012, Samu Kerevi played Premier Rugby for GPS Old Boys in Brisbane.[6] He was selected alongside his brother Josua in the Fiji Under-20 team for the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship in South Africa.[1] In the opening pool match against Wales, he scored the first try of the tournament and he followed that up with a double against Samoa.[7]

Kerevi was a member of the ARU's National Academy in 2012 and 2013.[8][9] He was selected for Australia Under-20 to play in the 2013 IRB Junior World Championship in France, but was unable to take part due to a shoulder injury.[2][10]

In July 2013, he signed an extended player squad contract with the Queensland Reds for the 2014 Super Rugby season.[2][11]

In June 2016, he was included in the 33-member Australia team for the 2016 England rugby union tour of Australia.[12] He made his debut at inside centre against England.

Reference listEdit

  1. ^ a b c Narawa, Emoni (31 May 2012). "Brothers in arms". Fiji Times. Archived from the original on 4 November 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "Kerevi Signs with Reds". fijirugby.com. 1 August 2013. Archived from the original on 4 November 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Sorovaki names Fiji U20s team for Wales". fijilive.com. 4 June 2012. Archived from the original on 4 November 2013. Retrieved 3 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Queensland Schoolboys Teams 2011". QRFSU. Archived from the original on 29 September 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  5. ^ Pandaram, Jamie. "After a long battle, Wallaby Samu Kerevi finally gains Australian citizenship". The Daily Telegraph. News Corporation. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Musashi High Performer of the Week". redsrugby.com.au. 2011. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 3 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Kerevi, Simolo rated in top 20". Fiji Broadcast Corporation. 19 June 2012. Archived from the original on 4 November 2013. Retrieved 3 November 2013.
  8. ^ "National Academy U19 match at Ballymore on Saturday". redsrugby.com.au. 10 October 2012. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 3 November 2013.
  9. ^ "Australia's next generation set to face Reds College XV". rugby.com.au. 13 April 2013. Archived from the original on 4 November 2013. Retrieved 3 November 2013.
  10. ^ "Australian Under 20s Squad". rugby.com.au. 2013. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 3 November 2013.
  11. ^ Tucker, Jim (23 July 2013). "Reds need to rework style to return to top of Australian rugby pile". Courier-Mail. Archived from the original on 22 July 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  12. ^ "Wallabies v England Test series: Stirling Mortlock on centre dilemma". Fox Sports. 3 June 2016. Retrieved 3 June 2016.

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