Update: 12:25PM BUYING his mum a house after the family's flood drama of 2011 powers Tevita Kuridrani to be part of the first winning Wallabies side on Kiwi soil for 12 long years.
Few tougher hurdles have been invented than this in Dunedin because the All Blacks are playing and winning like the inevitability of Brisbane's blue sky floods of 2011 which are still a scar in the Fijian-born centre's memory.
The perception that all Wallabies are on rich, made-for-life deals is nonsense because players like quietly-spoken rookie Kuridrani, just 22, are just starting to make headway towards better lives for themselves and family.
He doesn't have a mega pay packet to cut in rugby's tough new world.
He still remembers that devastating January day two years ago when the family home in Enid Street, Goodna went under.
"We had three hours warning to pack. It was a double-storey and the water came all the way up to the roof," Kuridrani recalled.
It gives a strong inkling of Kuridrani's make-up that rescuing a TV or fridge was never in his thinking as father Inosi and mother Litiana started desperately packing what family treasures they could rush out of the doomed rental home.
"The first thing I took out was my rugby stuff, rep jerseys for Australian Under-20s, Australian Sevens and Reds College and my footy boots," he said.
"Definitely, part of rugby for me is to help out my family financially and help my mum buy her own house in the future."
The Wallabies have invested four Tests in the 102kg powerhouse to arrive at Saturday's hope that his tackle-splintering runs can be part of a huge upset.
There has been a significant size makeover to the Wallabies backline in the past 12 months. The one-time mosquito fleet now boasts Israel Folau (103kg), Kuridrani, new cap Peter Betham (98kg) and Adam Ashley-Cooper (98kg) around the 100kg mark.
It's fine to smash out greater impact but the basics of sensible passing, ball control and smart support play are just as important as classy All Black opposite number Ben Smith has shown resoundingly with five tries against the Wallabies this season.
Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie is happy to throw up his hands and admit he misread Kuridrani's promise. He had him in the Queensland Reds College in 2011 as a winger yet it was the Brumbies who pounced to turn him into a match-winning outside centre.
Kuridrani is from the same Fijian village of Namatakula that produced two other super-sized backs in dual international Lote Tuqiri and former Canberra Raiders star Noa Nadruku.
"As a 10-year-old, I remember Lote coming back to the village and drinking kava. I was just really excited to see a player who'd made it in Australia," Kuridrani smiled.
"Just physically developing and extra confidence at the Brumbies has helped me as a player on and off the field at another level of rugby this year."