Jerry Tuwai

Tuwai reflects on comeback

Sevens fans the world over thought Tuwai’s career was likely over, and so did the man himself.

The two-time Olympic gold medallist was overlooked by former coach Ben Gollings earlier in the 2023/24 season, with the Englishman reportedly putting it down to Tuwai not being fit enough to play on the SVNS Series.

Fiji Govt Rewards 7s Star

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama confirmed this afternoon. Tuwai will be recognized for his achievements, as he is the only player to have won two Olympic gold medals, won the Hong Kong 7s titles for five years in a row and the World Rugby 7s Player of the Decade.

Bainimarama has confirmed this is only part of a one million dollar package for the entire 7s and Fijiana teams.

The Prime Minister says the government has purchased a residential lot at the lucrative Tacirua East Subdivision valued at $141,700 for Tuwai, and $33,300 for the construction of a home.