The Rugged Training Methods of Fiji’s Best Rugby Players



In Fiji, rugby is king. And the Yamacia Rugby Club personifies the sport’s grit and rugged determination.

Lead by founder David Dakuitoga, the club is an initiative to give unemployed youth a second chance, but it has made a name for itself through demanding, improvised workouts that utilize tree trunks, old tires and concrete cinder blocks. Seven years after its founding as a grassroots club in a remote neighborhood, Yamacia Rugby Club now competes internationally and produces some of the island’s very best stars.

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