New Zealand rugby participant Sean Wainui died in a automobile crash on Monday morning.
Bay of Lots police issued a press release saying one individual had died following a single automobile crash at McLaren Falls Park in Omanawa, close to Tauranga.
Two ambulances and a severe crash unit attended the scene however the sole occupant died.
His household has since confirmed it was Wainui.
The 25-year-old father had performed for the Chiefs and Crusaders, and had represented the New Zealand Maori since 2015.
In June this yr he scored 5 tries in opposition to the NSW Waratahs, changing into the primary participant to take action in Tremendous Rugby.
“Our ideas are with Sean and his whānau, notably Paige, Kawariki and Arahia, and we provide them our full assist at what’s the most troublesome of instances,” New Zealand Rugby CEO Mark Robinson mentioned in a press release.
“We all know Sean’s passing shall be felt deeply by everybody concerned in rugby, notably his Bay of Lots and Chiefs teammates, and we share their sorrow and their shock.”
Maori All Blacks and Chiefs head coach Clayton McMillan mentioned; “Sean was an extremely gifted particular person and held a large amount of mana amongst his fellow teammates and the broader rugby neighborhood.
“He epitomised every little thing you may presumably ask for in a participant. He shall be remembered for being a passionate, hard-working, proud Māori who was an distinctive participant however extra importantly father and husband.
“He was an influential member within the groups he has been part of, and his presence shall be missed. Our honest condolences to Paige, Kawariki and Arahia and his wider whānau at this troublesome time. We’re providing them our full assist together with our gamers and employees.”
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