Serevi Vancouver International Sevens to feature Bayside's Nick Milau
Published Thursday, July 19, 2012
by Petaia Usakilakeba, Bayside AA

Nick Milau, a long time member of the Bayside Sharks and a well known scrum half among Canadians, is the latest inclusion in Serevi's team at the Vancouver International Sevens set to go this weekend at Swangard Stadium. Milau will play alongside the top IRB Sevens scorer of all time - Ben Gollings - who masterminded England's success in recent years.

Also in the team is the former Captain of Fiji, seen by many as the best scrum half and ranked as one of the best 7's player in the IRB. Emosi Vucago who plays for Old Puget Sound Beach (Washington), has been in the game for a  long time now. He will be a top player to watch in the tournament.

Serevi said including Milau in the squad was very special for him. Serevi also wanted to thank Canadian Rugby, the Rugby Fans, the Fijian community and the Executives of the Vancouver International 7s (formerly Abbotsford 7s) first bringing him to Canada from Fiji two years ago.

"Without this opportunity, I do not know what I will be doing right now," said Serevi, who has since relocated to Washintong. "I have my business running in the states, I have this tournament named after me, and I have joined a great club as player-coach. Most [important] of all, my kids and family are here with me. God is good and great. Thanks to you all here in Canada and the States for this.

"When I was invited to be the guest player two years ago, I joined the Bayside  Ambassdors which was formed by our Fijian players from the Bayside Sharks Rugby club," he added. "Nick Milau was in the team also and during my time with the Fiji Team. He is great player who understands the game very well. I always admire his style of rugby and above all, he is a good man to know," Serevi said.

Serevi was attending the Burnaby Lighthouse Sevens last weekend and talked to Nick Milau after the final between Nick's club (Bayside) and Serevi's club OPSB. The two nippy half backs of all time wants to give the fans another showdown despite their age. This will be an exciting moment for the fans to witness the action and the moves of these playmakers as they will feature in the same side for the first time.

"We do this for the growth of rugby in Vancouver and Canada," Serevi added. "It is pointless to bring well known players if our clubs and fans are not supporting the tournament. We need to think about our kids who play rugby, this is the way to show them that Rugby is a great sport.

All 4 of us will be running the training camp at Capilano next Friday and we like to extend our invitation to all clubs out there to bring their Junior players to the camp. The session will be run at Klahanie Park in West Vancouver.

For more information visit www.vancouverinternationalsevens.com

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