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Spanish Rugby Team Helps Fiji Hotel Battle Cyclone



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    Spanish rugby players helped a local resort in Fiji fight off a massive cyclone's devastating ocean swells on Saturday, NBC News reported.

    The Spanish men's rugby sevens team was staying at the Uprising Resort when Tropical Cyclone Winston, packing winds of 186 miles per hour, made landfall, knocking out power and communications throughout the Pacific island nation.

    "They dropped everything, got out there and put their boots down and helped with the sandbagging," the resort's General Manager, James Pridgeon, told NBC News. "Just constantly keeping the sandbags back up, they didn't put their safety first, they kept us safe instead."