Gregan, who played 139 Test matches for Australia between 1994 and 2007, will be the Ambassador of Fiji’s premier rugby sevens tournament and become the latest in a a long list of luminaries on the Rugbytown Walk of Fame in Sigatoka.
Joining Gregan in this experience will be his wife and family who are all looking forward to their Coral Coast adventure.
“After seeing the Fiji team destroy Great Britain in the final of the Olympic Games I was extremely happy to accept this invitation to the tournament,” he said. “I visited Fiji not long after Rio 2016 and saw first-hand the incredible pride and happiness the win brought the people,
“Having seen the long list of players who have joined the Fiji team from the Coral Coast Sevens only confirms its status as arguably the toughest tournament outside of the world series”.
Jay Whyte, Founding Chairman of the Mana Whey Fiji Coral Coast Sevens, said:
“We are thrilled to welcome a living legend like George Gregan to our tournament and we are honoured that he has accepted our invitation to be with us for 2017.
“We are very excited that a player synonymous with the game of rugby will not only be our Tournament Ambassador but also join the legends of the game when we unveil his plaque on the world’s only Rugby Walk of Fame.”
Previous inductees on the Walk of Fame, which includes a plaque on the main street of Sigatoka, are David Campese, Waisale Serevi, the late Jonah Lomu, Viliame Satala, Ben Gollings, Karl Te Nana and Lote Tuqiri.
The Mana Whey Fiji Coral Coast Sevens is held from 18-21 January at Lawaqa Park and brings together 16 men’s and 12 women’s teams in a ‘champion of champions’ format and also features the Uprising Youth Sevens.