Fiji's new star William Ryder is being hailed as the 'next Serevi' - and the youngster is eager to justify that tag. The 21-year-old flier could be mistaken for a clone of Fiji's legendary playmaker Waisale Serevi, now 36 and possibly playing for the last time in Hong Kong. If Serevi is making his swansong, then the World Cup at the Hong Kong Stadium would have been the ideal arena to pass the torch on to Ryder, who made the most of his debut here. 'It feels great to be able to play for Fiji and I always wanted to play in Hong Kong,' said Ryder, who plays sevens for PWD (Public Works Department) Bure in his native country. 'Serevi is my role model and I don't have problems with people calling me the new Serevi. I model my game after him,' said Ryder, who is armed with pace, guile and the distinctive Serevi-type goose step. Ryder made an impact with his first touch of the ball on Friday after he came on as a substitute during Fiji's opening match against Japan. Receiving the ball yards away from his own goal-line, Ryder jinked - Serevi style - past a bedazzled Japanese defender and then ran 90 yards to touch down in Fiji's 47-0 victory. He emerged as Fiji's top scorer for the competition, touching down seven times and racking up 51 points, fifth on the overall tally. Serevi himself has high hopes for Ryder, whose goose step is a carbon copy of his mentor's, and left it to rugby fans to decide if the youngster can be the new Fijian torch-bearer. 'That is difficult to say,' said Serevi. 'You have seen what he can do. He is a good player and I'm looking forward to seeing more of him in the future.' Ryder, when asked if he can emulate Serevi's achievements, which include three MVP awards at the Hong Kong Sevens, said: 'It depends on God.'