Returning Wallaby Samu Kerevi believes Australia’s rugby sevens squad has been unfairly tarnished for “celebrating” their Olympic Games campaign on a flight home from Tokyo.
Kerevi, a shock recall to the Wallabies squad for Saturday week’s Bledisloe Cup clash against New Zealand in Perth, was part of Australia’s sevens outfit that finished seventh in Tokyo.
Following their campaign, the team’s behaviour in the Olympic village and on their flight home was investigated, with claims that “excessive amounts of alcohol” were consumed.
As a result, Rugby Australia reprimanded the entire squad, with “certain team members” forced to undergo education and counselling sessions regarding behaviour and alcohol consumption.
It’s a punishment and a stain on the team’s character that doesn’t sit well with Kerevi.
“It was really tough in the first couple of days quarantine for…