Rising Kiwi rugby star Wainui dies in car crash

New Zealand player Sean Wainui taking a kick during the rugby union match between the New Zealand Maoris and Samoa in Wellington. PHOTO/ AFP

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  • The 25-year-old rising star died in a single-vehicle accident when his vehicle hit a tree, police said.

Record-breaking Super Rugby try scorer Sean Wainui died in a car crash on Monday, plunging New Zealand rugby into mourning.
The 25-year-old rising star died in a single-vehicle accident when his vehicle hit a tree, police said.
New Zealand Rugby chief executive Mark Robinson said the death of the Waikato Chiefs centre was "a dark day for rugby".

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