All Blacks pay tribute to Chiefs teammate Sean Wainui, after death in car crash

All Blacks pay tribute to Chiefs teammate Sean Wainui, after death in car crash

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Tuesday 19/10/2021
The late Sean Wainui in action for The Māori All Blacks against the Flying Fijians. [image: allblacks.com]

News of Sean Wainui's death has shocked the All Blacks squad, as they arrive in the United States for their clash with the Eagles in Washington DC this Sunday.

The Māori All Blacks and Chiefs utility back was the occupant of a car that crashed into a tree near at McLaren Falls Road, on the Kaimai Ranges, shortly before 8am yesterday.

Wainui's death has shocked the NZ rugby community, with coach Clayton McMillan remembering him as "a passionate, hard-working, proud Māori, who was an exceptional player but more importantly a father and husband.

Chiefs teammate Brad Webber says the 25-year-old deserved everything he gets because he works so hard for it, but he doesn't deserve this.

He says walking in at the Chiefs Headquarters next season and not seeing him there is going to hurt.

Wainui carved his name into Super Rugby folklore when he became the first player to score five tries in a match, during the Chiefs' 40-7 win over the Waratahs in June.

All Blacks midfielder Anton Lienert-Brown stated that Wainui will be missed but never forgotten.

The current All Blacks squad contains several Chiefs players, including Weber, Lienert-Brown, Damien McKenzie, Quinn Tupaea, Sam Cane, Luke Jacobson, Brodie Retallick, Tupou Vaa'i, Josh Lord, Nepo Laulala, Angus Ta'avao and Samisoni Taukei'aho.

[Source: Stuff.co.nz]


Latest Videos


Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
IN DEPTH
New COVID variant Omicron emerges in different parts of the world
WHO labels new COVID strain named omicron a variant of concern
6 days ago

Fiji continues to be affected by COVID-19
Contact tracing continues for most parts of Suva and Nausori. Mon 19th Apr Tue 20th Apr Wed 21st Apr Thu 22nd Apr Sat 24th Apr Sun ...
11 days ago

Govt tables motion that Parliament approve the increased Govt guarantee to Fiji Airways borrowings
Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says with the recent issue of new shares, the Fijian Government is the majority shareholder of Fiji Airways holding now 74.56 percent of the entire issued share capital.
41 days ago
FEATURE NEWS
Two people dead, others admitted in hospital after horrific accident in Naboro
Police say two people died in a horrific accident involving three vehicles in Naboro, along the Queens Highway earlier today. They are expected to ...
10 hours ago
LATEST NEWS
Male advocates to take part in dialogue with the aim to end violence against women
The Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre will convene a one-day dialogue in Lautoka tomorrow which will see the participation of about 25 men who are working ...
6 hours ago

AG calls Opposition “Bina Pendi ka Lota” while giving an example
Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum called the Opposition “Bina Pendi ka Lota” which he says means a vessel without a base and that moves ...
7 hours ago

27 people homeless following 5 fire incidents in the last 36 hours
There have been 5 fire incidents in the last 36 hours which has left 27 people homeless. A man allegedly set fire to a five bedroom house in ...
7 hours ago

Former students of Saint Joseph’s Secondary School conclude 65th anniversary with a mass
Former students of Saint Joseph’s Secondary School concluded their 65th Blue Sapphire anniversary with a closing mass at Mount Saint Mary’s ...
7 hours ago

Man in custody following stabbing incident in Nabua
A man is in custody following a stabbing incident in Bougainville, Nabua.It is alleged the man stabbed his defacto partner. The incident happened ...
8 hours ago

TOP