All Black Julian Savea opens up about 'tough' one month fast

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Saturday, 2 June 2018, 8:46AM


Hurricanes star Julian Savea is going hungry for a month for a very good reason. The rugby player is celebrating and supporting the tradition of Ramadan with his wife Fatima.

Wifey ❤️

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Julian isn’t Muslim himself but is standing by his wife of two years to show solidarity to the religious practice, according to the NZ Herald. Fatima has been very open about her culture and it's super cute how supportive Julian is.

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This included them having two weddings, a traditional 'kiwi' wedding as well as a traditional Muslim ceremony.

During the month of Ramadan, the participants are not allowed to eat food or drink liquid between sunrise and sunset.

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Savea admits it hasn't been easy.

"The first couple of days have been tough, but nothing too stressful," Savea said this week.

Ramadan feasts are always the best 🙌🏽 #ramadanmubarak #iftar

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"I guess I'm just trying to adopt [Fatima's] culture and learning as much as I can, but I wouldn't say I'm a full Muslim as I don't know too much about it. I'm still learning."

Good on you Julian!