Waisale Serevi (born 1968) is a former Fijian rugby union footballer and
coach. A member of the World Rugby Hall of Fame, he is widely
considered to be the greatest rugby sevens player in the history of the
game. In the 15-man game, he played for Fiji 39 times between 1989 and
2003, scoring 376 points and representing his country in the 1991, 1999,
and 2003 Rugby World Cups. He also played professionally for the
Mitsubishi, Leicester, Stade Montois, Stade Bordelais and Staines rugby
teams. His representative sevens career started in 1989 when he played
for Fiji at the Hong Kong tournament. Serevi also played in the 1993,
1997, 2001, and 2005 Rugby World Cup Sevens, winning the World Cup with
Fiji in 1997 and 2005. He won silver at the Commonwealth Games in 1998
and 2002, and captured bronze in 2006. After winning the 2005 Rugby
World Cup Sevens, Serevi was appointed player-coach of the Fiji Sevens
national team, and led them to a 2005–06 World Sevens Series victory.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waisale_Serevi>
Today's selected anniversaries:
Napoleon escaped from Elba (return depicted), an island off the
coast of Italy, where he had been exiled after the signing of the Treaty
of Fontainebleau one year earlier.
Adolf Hitler ordered the Luftwaffe reinstated, violating the
Treaty of Versailles signed at the end of World War I.
The Superliner railcar entered revenue service with Amtrak.
African-American teenager Trayvon Martin was killed while
walking in a Sanford, Florida, neighborhood, prompting a nationwide
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (transitive) To transport by drawing or pulling, as with horses or
oxen, or a motor vehicle.
2. (transitive) To draw or pull something heavy.
3. (transitive) To carry or transport something, with a connotation that
the item is heavy or otherwise difficult to move.
4. (transitive, figuratively) To drag, to pull, to tug.
5. (transitive, figuratively) Followed by up: to summon to be
disciplined or held answerable for something.
6. (intransitive) To pull apart, as oxen sometimes do when yoked.
7. (transitive, intransitive, nautical) To steer (a vessel) closer to
8. (intransitive, nautical) Of the wind: to shift fore (more towards the
Wikiquote quote of the day:
I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down, Livin' in the
hopeless, hungry side of town, I wear it for the prisoner who has long
paid for his crime, But is there because he's a victim of the times.