(upbeat music) – It’s in our genes. It’s in our blood. Everything that’s needed
in rugby is sort of incorporated in a Fijian when he’s born. People still can’t
believe that Fijians are really, really good at rugby. (upbeat music) – My name is David Dakuitoga, and I’m the founder of Yamacia Rugby Club. Yamacia rugby is an initiative
to give a second chance to unemployed youths, and minimize the drug use
around the province of Namosi. Rugby would be one thing that
will take their mind away from doing all those things, and get them to do something
positive in their lives. We have limited resources. We train using what we have. We use logs, we use tires, we use anything and everything. What we do makes us
stronger and sort of tougher because guys get to work
even harder than the guys with those modern resources. What we are trying to
achieve is to get boys into the wider world of rugby. We’ve played tournaments in Fiji, Samoa, Australia, and Paris, and Europe as well. When one of my club members get a contract and play in a tournament, my whole body it’s just so excited. My heart it’s just full of joy. Oh, my goodness, it’s just so good, feels so good. Rugby has changed my life in a way that now I’m able to provide
opportunities to other people. I can give back to Fiji as a whole. So, rugby is a life changer.

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50 thoughts on “The Rugged Training Methods of Fiji’s Best Rugby Players

  • January 11, 2018 at 6:07 pm
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    1st and can you do life in Antarctica it is never spoken so what better platform to talk about it than this channel! ❤

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  • January 11, 2018 at 6:07 pm
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    Very Good Training

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  • January 11, 2018 at 6:08 pm
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    First and first to like!

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  • January 11, 2018 at 6:08 pm
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    Ahhh I didn’t know the GREAT BIG STORY TEAM came to Fiji for this story?! Omg this has been my favorite channel since 2016. Thank you for making a documentary about rugby in my country ☺️🇫🇯🙏🏽

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  • January 11, 2018 at 6:09 pm
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    dis reminds me.. of de wey.. but it is not de wey.. for they du not know de wey of de devil

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  • January 11, 2018 at 6:17 pm
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    "People still can't believe that Fijians are really really good at Rugby."
    … WHO?! Everyone knows Fiji has some of the best players.

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  • January 11, 2018 at 6:19 pm
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    FUCK FOOTBALL, PADS ARE FOR PUSSIES…. RUGBY IS A REAL SPORT

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  • January 11, 2018 at 6:39 pm
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    This channel use to be interesting, IMO it's gone down hill

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  • January 11, 2018 at 6:41 pm
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    Don't promote Reebok pls u should be real without earning money

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  • January 11, 2018 at 6:41 pm
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    Is that why they are so bad in the last years?

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  • January 11, 2018 at 6:54 pm
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    Rugby is American football for real men🐸☕️

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  • January 11, 2018 at 7:27 pm
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    It's cause, all of the Fiji water they drink I'm telling you.

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  • January 11, 2018 at 7:49 pm
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    Great job Lads, Respect!

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  • January 11, 2018 at 8:02 pm
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    is this the fist video with a advert video?

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  • January 11, 2018 at 8:07 pm
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    Great video. This story needs to be seen by more people

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  • January 11, 2018 at 9:41 pm
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    Bula vinaka, much live from your tongan brothers

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  • January 11, 2018 at 9:42 pm
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    I will make you fool.

    Read more

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  • January 11, 2018 at 10:29 pm
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    ayyy 🇫🇯🇫🇯🇫🇯

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  • January 11, 2018 at 10:42 pm
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    Dis is almost da wey

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  • January 11, 2018 at 10:50 pm
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    Great Big Story BTS would be nice….knowing the people and the process

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  • January 11, 2018 at 10:51 pm
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    where can i find clip at 00:26

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  • January 11, 2018 at 11:40 pm
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    ayy my homee

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  • January 12, 2018 at 12:52 am
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    Fiji, Tonga, and Samoa are currently ranked ahead of the USA in world rugby rankings. Fiji is 10th. I’d say they have some pretty decent rugby players.

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  • January 12, 2018 at 1:32 am
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    At least they have a real rugby ball, back when I still lived there most people didn't even play with rugby balls 😂 great job on the video by the way

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  • January 12, 2018 at 3:49 am
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    Deadlifting cement set in a giant piece of rebar in the dirt and hot sun…so cool!

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  • January 12, 2018 at 7:23 am
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    lol someone was wearing a richmond shirt

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  • January 12, 2018 at 9:02 am
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    I don't know much about the world. I always feel when I watch great big story.

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  • January 12, 2018 at 12:34 pm
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    ah no haka dance?

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  • January 12, 2018 at 3:26 pm
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    my friend moved to fiji bc her dads training the national fiji rugby team haha <3

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  • January 12, 2018 at 5:30 pm
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    This is a cool program and looks like an interesting sport. Thanks for the glimpse into the training.

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  • January 13, 2018 at 8:39 am
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    Thank you I love rugby it’s one of my favorite sport and I even get paid for because I play so good

    EDIT: plz don’t hate on me sorry for bragging

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  • January 13, 2018 at 8:56 am
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    Lose the accent brother. Your English is terrible. Just speak Fijian and have someone translate it for you

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  • January 13, 2018 at 4:46 pm
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    Bula

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  • January 13, 2018 at 7:59 pm
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    When people do these things, especially with sports, it makes me pretty happy.

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  • January 14, 2018 at 3:27 am
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    Best rugby team is in new zealand
    Go kiwis

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  • January 14, 2018 at 1:59 pm
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    I'm Fijian yayyyyy

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  • January 15, 2018 at 8:38 am
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    Look at all that idle land. What do you mean unemployed? Get your asses out of the house and enter commercial farming.

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  • January 15, 2018 at 8:45 am
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    Go Mate Ma’a Tonga 🇹🇴🇹🇴🇹🇴

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  • January 15, 2018 at 3:27 pm
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    this is so good. If only our country supports people in the sport industry.

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  • January 16, 2018 at 6:25 pm
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    Those don't look like boys, they're all buff! Pretty touch training they have there. I wish my country would focus on sports like this instead of basketball where our shortness put us at a disadvantage.

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  • January 18, 2018 at 7:23 am
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    NO ONE IS BETTER THAN NEW ZEALAND AT RUGBY

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  • January 19, 2018 at 3:57 am
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    sports and nature

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  • January 24, 2018 at 9:03 am
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    After watching this, it feels good being a Fijian

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  • February 22, 2018 at 2:50 pm
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    Aswomeeeeeeee videoo

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  • June 3, 2018 at 11:43 pm
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    Great Vid thank you

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  • July 28, 2018 at 5:46 am
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    Genetics plays a "huge part" in the Fijians proliferation in rugby and league.

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  • September 3, 2018 at 6:27 am
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    I’m from Fiji 🇫🇯🙂

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  • December 15, 2018 at 9:10 pm
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    Sega ni o keda meda laveti keda tiko vataki keda. Sega ni noda i tovo. Laivi ira na vo mera laveti keda. Stop blowing our own trumpet.

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  • February 18, 2019 at 10:41 am
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    O wow thank Great Big Story for making a video about my country🙏

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  • March 4, 2019 at 7:21 am
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    Fiji might be faster than Jamaica

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