Stuart has been working in and around rugby for the best part of a decade.
Upon finishing his Business Management Degree at the University of Queensland, Stuart took up the role of Rugby Programs Manager at UQ Rugby Football Club (UQRFC).
At UQRFC, he was heavily involved in player recruitment and support and it was here that his passion for athlete guidance was born.
Stuart has a keen eye for talent and has extensive knowledge on the dispersion of athletes across the world - this combination allows him to identify the ideal opportunities for his clients.
Ice is a rugby guru in his own right. Having graduated from the University of the South Pacific with an Arts degree, he represented the varsity rugby side and his school team in the Suva rugby regime.
Following a trial with Fiji U21s and losing out on a spot, he moved on to represent Naitasiri in the Fiji provincial competition. Here Ice gained recognition for his ability which awarded him the opportunity to head over to Europe for five seasons. Upon leaving Europe, Ice headed to NZ to ply his trade with the club rugby competition in the Counties province.
Now not fully retired, Ice still laces up the boots occasionally at the local rugby club where he resides in the Bay of Plenty. Looking for another challenge off the rugby field, Ice recently completed a post-graduate paper in Geospatial Sciences at Massey University in NZ.
Over the years since his earlier university days, Ice has been involved with player development and talent identification in the islands alongside Laba. Rugby isn't all Ice enjoys as he spends his spare time enjoying the outdoors, cooking, visiting friends, and watching sports.
Laba, or Zac as he is widely known around rugby circles, has been referred to as a 'wise owl'. His knowledge about rugby and the development of the sport is unquestionable.
A renowned rugby player himself both for his school RKS (Schoolboy powerhouse in Fiji) and also with senior rugby, playing his time with Nasinu rugby before moving on to represent Nadroga rugby at provincial level. One of his close peers, Serevi, later on went to be called the 'King of Sevens'.
Under the Institute of Sports Science at a local tertiary body, Laba studied Psychology and Sports Science surrounding athletes and high performance systems. His achievements led him to pursue a coaching career gaining skills and conditioning certificates landing him a stint with Fiji 7s.
Laba went on to coach the Indian national team and has recently become a Coach Educator with World Rugby. These days, Laba coaches the Yízareel Rugby Club in Israel as well as Covenant Brothers Rugby Club and Suva Provincial Rugby in Suva. Over this time, he has led Covenant Brothers to the semi-final 5 years running and has been the Assistant Coach for Suva for 6 years.
Laba spends his days planning and devising ways to better develop players and coaches on and off the field. Throughout his many years in rugby, Laba has built a network with clubs and agencies that has enabled his journey to give back to rugby by helping players around the world.