September 08 2021
He chose this photo for his farewell message.
I’ll never forget meeting Serevi on my first tour to Dubai. For the people who don’t know who the man is or for some of the Canadian contingent, I felt like I was meeting Gretzky. I was 18 at the time and he told me that I had another 20 years left in my playing career, “minimum”. He was 38, still carving the World Series, still the man.
Well I’m not gonna play for as long as the King did, but 15 years later I’m sitting here reflecting on my career, trying to figure out where the time went, and feeling nothing but gratitude. Grateful for my family and friends, the supporters, the staff, my opposition. But mostly I’m grateful for my teammates and to this game that has given me so much. It’s been an honour to wear the maple leaf on my chest and to have been able to compete against the world’s best, alongside my friends. Truly a dream come true for a kid from Richmond who fell in love with rugby in high school.
I’ll always care deeply about this game, and I’m looking forward to supporting the next/future gen of rugby players both here in Canada and around the world however I can.
Thank you all for everything.