Most Memorable Moment For Latest Hall Of Fame Inductee Osea Kolinisau
Written by Ateca Tukana on October 28, 2021
The very first thing I remember about Osea Kolinisau before I even saw him do damage on the rugby field was “the ginger blonde fro”. With each passing game we watched Kolinisau play, his character stood out more and more and before we knew it, we fell in love with the sevens hero.
Osea Kolinisau is inductee No. 149 in the World Rugby Hall Of Fame. He captained the team to the Rio Olympics that won Fiji’s first-ever Olympic Gold Medal. He has led our sevens team to back-to-back wins during the HSBC Sevens Series. The winger/fullback scored an incredible total of 1272 points, which is second on Fiji’s all-time list behind the Sevens Maestro and fellow Hall of Fame Inductee Waisale Serevi.
During his induction by the legendary John Eales ( World Rugby Hall of Fame Chairman), Kolinisau was asked about the most memorable moment in his career, he replied “Winning the 2016 Rio Olympic Games” he goes on to explain the emotions of winning Fiji’s first-ever Olympic Gold medal and how today he is in disbelief and at the same time overwhelmed and humbled by this achievement.
Congratulations Osea Kolinisau, Fiji is proud of you.
— World Rugby (@WorldRugby) October 27, 2021