New Zealand rugby star Sean Vainuy has tragically died after a horrific car crash.
The 25-year-old Maori All Blacks center died Monday morning in a single accident near Tauranga in the Gulf of Wealth region of New Zealand.
Voinui was the only one involved in the disaster.
Vainui leaves his devastated wife Paige and two young children – a 2-year-old son Kavariki and a stepdaughter Arahiya.
All black paid tribute to the sad death on Twitter, posting: “We now have a broken heart.
“Sean, you have been an inspirer and you will never be forgotten. We express all our strength and zeal to your friends and Whānau.”
Vainui represented New Zealand at the age of 20 before playing for the Maori All Blacks – a development side and exhibition for Maori players decent – ten times.
He has played for four different club teams – “Taranaki”, “Crusaders”, “Chiefs” and most recently for “Bay Plenty”.
Wainui did Super rugby stories in June when he became the first player to score five attempts in a match in a trans-Ottoman clash against NSW Waratahs.
Clayton Macmillan, who coached him at both the Chiefs and the Maori All Blacks, headed the tribute.
Macmillan said: “He embodied everything you could ask of a player.
“He was an influential member of the teams of which he was a part and his presence will be lacking.
“Our sincere condolences to Paige, Kavariki and Arahi and his wider war at this difficult time.
“We offer them full support along with our players and staff.”