Samoa is a beautiful little island.
There are palm trees, white beaches, coconuts, friendly people and year-round sunshine.
Sounds like a lovely place.
But there's something that's puzzled me for a while now, looking at some of the Samoan fellas trucking around the Brumbies HQ.
How do they get so bloody big?
For a country that's major export is coconut cream, it's amazing to think a guy like Fotu Auelua hasn't lived his entire life a carnivore.
The bloke must be sunburnt from the light in the fridge. He's trimmed down to 116kg these days after tipping the scales at a whopping 130kg while playing in the centres in France.
Personally I can't think of anything worse than the thought of him running at me.
Scarier still, now there's two of him. Fotu is the older half of the Bash Brothers, a private crew jointly run with fellow Samoan giant, Scotty Sio. Between them, there's almost 250kg of genuine power that the Sharks struggled to handle last weekend.
It was a pleasure to see both those guys busting through the defence in Durban and I know they'll be looking for more of the same action tomorrow night against the Stormers. This is a big game for us and both those guys have a chance to leave South Africa well and truly in their wake.
I thought Fotu had his best game as a Brumby last weekend. It was also a huge one for Scotty in his run on debut.
To get one over the Stormers this weekend we're going to have to be at our best. They have been the competition's best defensive team over the last two seasons so our attack will need to be sharp.
Like I mentioned last week, South Africa is one of my favourite places to visit. In particular Cape Town is always a favourite for the boys and the city has really turned it on for us this week.
We train at a ground right under Table Mountain and it's a case of pinching yourself every time a high ball goes up and you see it in the background.
I think the person most excited to be in Cape Town is Benny Alexander. He's set himself up with a private table at a famous little sushi bar called Willoughy's at the Waterfront Mall and hasn't been seen at one team dinner.
Word is owners of the restaurant are considering banning Ben from their all you can eat, happy hour promotion after the big unit chewed through $5000 worth of high grade sushi in a week.
Tip of the week: Liked seeing Beau Ryan in space for the Sharks last week. Get on him for first try-scorer against the Warriors on Sunday.
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