A poster of the 2005 Blues rugby development team adorns one wall of Sapolu Law's reception area. In the front row stands Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu. It's the only photo you'll find of the Auckland-born-and-raised Samoan international in an Auckland rugby squad. Despite being acknowledged as one of the finest young talents around, Fuimaono-Sapolu didn't last long in the union's system.
If he didn't wear glasses you would swear children would run and hide when they saw him coming. Somehow, though, Brodie Retallick's face furniture manages to make him look almost non-threatening when he's away from the footy field, as he is right now, talking to fans at Auckland's Viaduct Harbour.