The rugby world is in mourning following the death of Chiefs star Sean Wainui. Wainui, aged 25, died in a car accident this morning at McLaren Falls Park.
Father of two Wainui made his first class debut for Taranaki before transferring to the Bay of Plenty this year. He played 44 games for the Chiefs, nine for the Crusaders and represented New Zealand Māori since 2015.
We are heartbroken right now. Sean, you were an inspiration and will never be forgotten. We extend all of our strength and aroha to your friends and whānau. ????
Kia au tō moe. pic.twitter.com/R0o9fqgW6R
— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) October 18, 2021
The Serious Crash Unit attended the scene and investigations are ongoing.
More to follow.