NZ coroner treating Wainui death as ‘suspected suicide’

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Oct 27 2021
Sports NZ coroner treating Wainui death as ‘suspected suicide’

The death of Maori All Blacks back Sean Wainui in a car accident last week is being treated as a ‘suspected suicide’, authorities in New Zealand said on Tuesday. The 25-year-old, who played 10 games for the Maori All Blacks and made 44 Super Rugby appearances for the Chiefs after a spell with the Crusaders, died in a singlevehicle incident in Omanawa, near Tauranga, on 18 Oct. 

Coroner Louella Dunn told the New Zealand Herald that Wainui's death "was being treated as a suspected suicide". Wainui became the first player to score five tries in a Super Rugby match earlier this year against the Waratahs before joining provincial side Bay of Plenty. The All Blacks performed a haka in his memory ahead of their test against the United States in Washington on Saturday. (Reuters)

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Oct 27 2021

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