Tributes pour in for late Chiefs star Wainui

Tributes have poured in from across the rugby world for late Chiefs and All Blacks Maori star Sean Wainui, who is being mourned as a hugely talented player who held great respect in his wider community.

Wainui passed away in a car crash near Tauranga on Monday morning.

The 25-year-old joined the Chiefs in 2018 and played 44 games for the Super Rugby franchise, have previously played for the Crusaders.

He was first picked for the Māori All Blacks in 2015 and made 10 appearances for them. He won the Junior World Championship with the New Zealand U20 team in that same year.

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