ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Wednesday Oct 31, 2018

This Sevu Reece tackle was so good that even the guy he smashed laughed about it

Waikato winger Sevu Reece has had a stand out season in the Mitre 10 Cup, but it’s been a mixed bag for him off the field after his contract with Connacht was terminated, and now he hasn’t been included in the Chiefs squad for Super Rugby.

ADVERTISEMENT

Fijian Reece has been in dazzling form, picking up the top try-scorer of the season honour with 14 in 11 games, and helping his side to their Mitre 10 Cup Championship win over Otago in Hamilton last weekend.

His good form was rewarded with a two-year deal with Connacht in Ireland, but after an appearance in caught for domestic abuse, that was immediately terminated.

The 21-year-old now finds himself without a contract and hasn’t been included in the Chiefs’ Super Rugby squad that has just been announced.

“I would love to have a Super Rugby contract but, at this moment, there is nothing there for me,” Reece said. “This year has been my best I’ve ever played. I’ve had a couple of issues along the way but that didn’t stop me from performing on the field.

“I’ve been talking to my agent and I’ve got a few overseas clubs that are interested, but my dream is to play Super Rugby first and then maybe head overseas. I think, personally, that I’ve got a point to prove.”

Reece made this outstanding tackle on Otago’s Michael Collins in the final, timing it perfectly as he smashed the fullback to the floor. It even brought a smile to Collins’ face.

The former Hamilton Boys High School (moving over from Fiji on a scholarship in 2014) flyer is one of the most talented players in New Zealand right now but unless something dramatic happens, will be watching Super Rugby from the sidelines next season.

ADVERTISEMENT

Chiefs coach Colin Cooper explained that due to Reece originally intending to go to Connacht, they committed to signing another impressive winger, big Tongan-born Japan powerhouse Ataata Moekiola.

“With Sevu Reece’s contract not coming through with Connacht, we had already committed to him (Moeakiola), so it’s unlucky for Sevu to miss out,” Cooper said.

While Reece had appeared in Hamilton District Court on October 1 for sentencing on one count of male assaults female – an incident involving his girlfriend – he was discharged without conviction and fined $750. He also had a one-match ban with Waikato and has since participated in restorative justice and has undergone counselling with his partner.

Earlier this year Connacht posted this welcome video. As of now, the video is still live.

ADVERTISEMENT

Reece’s management also posted this video recently, showing some of his best moments from the season.

Related Articles

  • 17 WEEKS AGO

    Just Jonny Wilkinson smashing people

  • 17 WEEKS AGO

    New Zealand Rugby Brawl

  • 18 WEEKS AGO

    Must see all in brawl



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 9 WEEKS AGO

    Carlos Spencer Proves Why He Is Rugby's Greatest Ever Magician

  • 15 WEEKS AGO

    Jero De La Fuente pulls Hamstring and uses it to score incredible try

  • 15 WEEKS AGO

    Waisale Serevi: The greatest sevens player ever

  • 15 WEEKS AGO

    David Campese: The Aussie all time great

  • 16 WEEKS AGO

    The man who once raced a Cheetah: Bryan Habana

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Two Of World Rugby’s Best Set To Go Head-To-Head

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Los Pumas Backrow Marcos Kremer Handed Mid-Range Ban Follow Red In Scotland Match

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    Former Scottish Coach Under Fire For Controversial HIA Comments

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    England Hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie Hammers Beauden Barrett With Low Shot

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Massive Brawl in Scotland vs Argentina Thriller At BT Murrayfield

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Finn Russell Sets Up Worldie Try As Scotland Flex Their Muscles Against 14-Man Argentina

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Kyle Sinckler pushes insane amount on the leg press

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Harry Potter misfires comeback spell as Bath defeat Leicester

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Lions Star Jordan Hendrikse Smashes 70m Penalty Kick

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    Watch Adam Hastings hit 50m+ match winning drop goal in extraordinary scenes

View All

Funnies

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Brutal Story Reveals How Tough Eddie Jones Is On His Staff

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    Stuart Hogg Scares The Pants Off Duhan van der Merwe

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    One Year On From Freddie Steward's Brilliant Post Springbok Match Interview

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    World Class Sledging During Scotland vs Argentina Match Picked Up On Ref Mic

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Watch Joe Marler score a drop goal and a terrific try in Harlequins Vs Barbarians match

View All

Amateur

  • 17 WEEKS AGO

    Dubious Score Decides Result Of Rugby's Biggest Schools Fixture

  • 17 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes At School Boys Rugby Match

  • 17 WEEKS AGO

    The Next Dominant Backrow?

  • 18 WEEKS AGO

    Hilarious Club House Antics Shows Rugby Spirit

  • 23 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: South African Schools Rugby Is On Fire

View All

Player Features

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    Cipriani set to start in last Barbarians test of the year

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Finn Russell very close to joining west-country Premiership outfit

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    South Africa name side without Cheslin Kolbe and other stars ahead of England match

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Capuozzo among the winners at the World Rugby Awards

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Watch Joe Marler score a drop goal and a terrific try in Harlequins Vs Barbarians match

View All