New Zealand: Rugby player Sean Wainui dies in a car crash

October 18, 2021: Famous New Zealand rugby player, Sean Wainui has died in a car accident. Sean played for team “Maori All Blacks”.

According to the police, the player, aged 25, was killed in a single, vehicle accident when his car hit a tree near Tauranga. Wainui had played 10 times for the Maori All Blacks and had made 44 Super Rugby appearances for the Waikato Chiefs.

In June, he managed to score five tries against the NSW Waratahs , setting the record for the most tries by a player in a single Super Rugby match.

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He also played as a member of “Bay of Plenty” during the 2021 provincial rugby season. Mark Robinson, New Zealand Rugby chief executive that his death marked “a dark day for rugby”.

“Sean’s death will be felt deeply by everyone involved in rugby, particularly his Bay of Plenty and Chiefs team-mates,” he said in a statement. “We share their sorrow and their shock.”

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Former All Black Sonny Bill Williams paid tribute and expressed his grief for the departed on social media.

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