‘Don’t pigeon-hole Kerevi’ – Horne

Date published: June 10 2016

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Wallabies vice-captain Rob Horne says that if England underestimate the dynamism of Samu Kerevi, they do so at their peril.

Kerevi, who plays at ouside centre for the Reds, starts at 12 against England this weekend and should not be seen as a one dimensional battering ram according to his peers.

"I wouldn't want to pigeonhole him," said Horne.

"Because he can certainly do it all and he's shown that consistently for the last couple of years now, the quality player that he is and we expect him to do that tomorrow night."

Former Australian International Daniel Herbert, who is currently an executive for Queensland Rugby Union believes Kerevi can become an Australian rugby legend.

"In time, he can become one of the great centres of Australian rugby," said Herbert.

"The talk of the lack of a ballplayer… well, Ma'a Nonu turned himself into a very good ballplayer and Samu's got the ability to do that as well.

"He's got a lot of subtlety, even the way he moves. He's not a bash and barge guy.

"I think that's where sometimes people underrate him."

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