NZ Rugby World - - The Breakdown -

BE­FORE HIS ALL BLACKS re­call, Fek­i­toa broke new ground for an All Black when he posed naked for a pho­to­shoot.

Fek­i­toa agreed to pose for the world fa­mous Body Is­sue of ESPN The Mag­a­zine. He was one of 23 ath­letes to grace the pages – along­side the likes of ten­nis player Caro­line Woz­ni­acki, bas­ket­baller Isa­iah Thomas and Amer­i­can foot­baller Ezekiel El­liott.

Fek­i­toa is be­lieved to be the first Kiwi ath­lete and only the sec­ond rugby player to be fea­tured in The Body Is­sue.

“I worked re­ally hard with my body to get it right,” Fek­i­toa told ESPN. “I want to show oth­ers that you can achieve any­thing in what you do if you put your mind to it and your body.”

While he’s naked, don’t worry, or do, the rude bits are cov­ered up with all the ath­letes with dis­creetly placed sport­ing equip­ment or cam­era an­gles.


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