Rugby League: That’s The Way It Was. The First Fijian -Apisai Toga.

On November 6, 1945 a baby boy is born in a small village outside of Nadi, Fiji.

One of 6 children, people noted the young boy had an adventurous spirit.

As a young man, this adventurous spirit would take him thousands of miles on a journey that hundreds of others would follow. 

But this isn’t just a story about another Rugby League player.

This is the story about a man who took incredible risks on behalf of his family – and his people.  

This is the story of the first Fijian.

This is the story of Apisai Toga.


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