|Birth name||Alifereti Dere Ratu|
|Date of birth||September 29, 1961|
|Place of birth||Fiji|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||198 lb (90 kg)|
|Occupation(s)||Private in the Fijian Armed Forces|
|Rugby union career|
Alifereti Dere (born 29 September 1961) is a Fijian former rugby union footballer and coach. He played as a flanker. Along with fellow Fijian rugby players Mesake Rasari, Niko Baleiverata, Fili Seru, Kinivuwai Ratuvio, Pita Naruma, Etuate Gusuivalu, Manasa Bari, Marika Vunibaka and Pauliasi Tabulutu, he gained widespread success in the sport of rugby.He played also for the Army Rugby Club, from Suva.
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Between 2010 and 2013, Dere was named as head coach of the Fiji national rugby sevens team, replacing Joe Savou.In 2011, his assistant coach Eluati Waqa replaced him as head coach during the Gold Coast sevens, as Dere was barred to enter in Australia due to his military background .
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