Sevens star reveals 'truth' about Tokyo flight scandal

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Wallaby Samu Kerevi defended Australia's rugby sevens squad aft reports the squad celebrated excessively on a formation location from Tokyo.

Kerevi, a daze callback to the Wallabies squad for Saturday week's Bledisloe Cup clash against New Zealand successful Perth, was portion of Australia's sevens Olympic run that finished seventh successful Tokyo.

The team's behaviour successful the Olympic colony and connected their formation location was investigated, with claims that "excessive amounts of alcohol" were consumed.

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Rugby Australia disciplined the full squad and forced others to acquisition acquisition and counselling sessions astir intoxicant consumption. Kerevi said erstwhile the quality broke it was hard.

"It was truly pugnacious successful the archetypal mates of days quarantine for a batch of the quality to travel out, that wasn't needfully true," Kerevi said.

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Samu Kerevi of Australia takes connected Gwong Min Kim and Hyunsoo Kim of South Korea. (Getty)

"The boys are consenting to instrumentality the blasted and bull that they did person a mates of beers connected the connected the plane.

"It wasn't conscionable our group, but boys truly did enactment hard to beryllium successful the situation, and to beryllium astatine the Olympics, and celebrated together. Obviously we inactive person standards that we person to autumn by, but I deliberation the astir important happening was the radical that substance to america knew precisely however the radical carried themselves and however the behaviour was connected the plane.

"Everyone other tin marque judgments and accidental what they privation to say, but it's conscionable important that the astir important radical successful our group, and the astir important radical successful our lives knew the truth."

Samu Kerevi of Australia runs the shot during the Oceania Sevens successful Townsville. (Getty)

Following his play successful quarantine, Kerevi flew to Perth to nexus with the Wallabies successful a astonishment determination by Wallabies manager Dave Rennie.

The erstwhile Queensland Reds skipper thought his Wallabies vocation was implicit aft joining Japanese nine Suntory Sungoliath. But with the "Giteau Law" being relaxed Kerevi was allowed to play with conscionable 29 Tests contempt the regularisation stating lone players who person made astatine slightest 60 Wallabies appearances to eligible for nationalist enactment if they play their nine rugby overseas.

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