Wallabies and former Reds centre Samu Kerevi revealed that he
still has “unfinished business” in Australian rugby after a
“heartbreaking” 2019.

Kerevi, who currently plies his trade with Suntory Sungoliath in
Japan’s Top League, had one of his best international seasons in 2019
and while the Wallabies had some highlights, including a scintillating
opening Bledisloe Cup Test win in Perth, they failed to claim back the
trans-Tasman silverware or progress past the World Cup quarter-finals.

The 26-year-old described the 2019 season as “heartbreaking”,
particularly in their second Bledisloe Test defeat at Eden Park last
year.

“That was heartbreaking, the Bledisloe was heartbreaking for me,” he told Rugby Australia’s official website.

“I felt for us as a team we were really finding our rhythm and for us
to lose like that in Eden Park, because everyone felt like you could
never win there and we just kind of said, ‘Yes’, to it because of the
way we lost, it’s like, ‘Yeah it’s true.’

“It’s
hard and credit to the ABs, they’re an unreal team. Obviously they
didn’t go where they wanted to go at the World Cup but it was tough to
lose like that in New Zealand and then to lose like that at the World
Cup was even more heartbreaking, that really sucked as a footy player
and as a team-mate with those boys.

“Just knowing how much the boys had put in, how much sacrifice they’d
put in not just on the field but off the field, how much sacrifice they
had for their families and not to be with their families and kids.

“I’m lucky I don’t have kids but my partner and my family not seeing
me for months on end, I know it was harder for them and their kids and
then to come up short like that it’s definitely unfinished business and
you want to have another crack.

“The awesome thing about the Bledisloe it’s basically every year so you want that cup and you want that Championship. It’s always felt like it’s unfinished business.”

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