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Sean Wainui's Family Perform Spine-Tingling Haka At New Zealand Rugby Star's Funeral

Max Sherry


Sean Wainui's Family Perform Spine-Tingling Haka At New Zealand Rugby Star's Funeral

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/NZ Herald

Friends and family members have paid their respects to Sean Wainui by producing a spine-tingling haka at his funeral.

The rugby world went into mourning when news broke that 25-year-old Wainui had been sadly killed in a car crash.

News of his tragic death sent shockwaves through the global rugby community with thousands of people sending messages of support and love to his family.

Now, at Wainui's funeral, his friends paid tribute to the talented sports star with a heartwarming haha performance in front of his wife Paige and their kids.

You can check out the full video on the NZ Herald, RIGHT HERE.

Bay of Plenty police issued a statement earlier this week saying one person had died after a single-vehicle crash at McLaren Falls Park.

Police were notified that a car had crashed into a tree at around 7:50am.

Family of the 25-year-old father confirmed to the NZ Herald that Wainui was, indeed, the driver.

During his career he played 53 games for Taranaki before moving to Bay of Plenty this year.

He also played 44 games for the Chiefs, 9 for the Crusaders and represented the New Zealand Maori for 6 years.

In a statement about Wainui, Māori All Blacks, Chiefs and former Bay of Plenty coach Clayton McMillan said "[Sean] epitomised everything you could possibly ask for in a player. He will be remembered for being a passionate, hard-working, proud Māori who was an exceptional player but more importantly father and husband."

Topics: New Zealand, Rugby, Video, Rugby Union, watch, Australia

Max Sherry
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