As it stated in Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid EmailFormer New Zealand flanker Sione Lauaki has died aged just 35, it has been confirmed.
Chiefs wrote on Twitter: “We are shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Sione Lauaki this morning.
He played for Super Rugby club Chiefs as well as French sides Bayonne and Clermont.
Lauaki made his Test debut in 2005 and went on to play 17 times for the All Blacks.
It comes in a sad week for rugby union, which is still mourning the loss of South Africa’s World Cup winner Joost Van Der Westhuizen.
as informed in Rugby greats have taken to Twitter to express their disbelief and their sympathies over the death of former All Black Sione Lauaki.
The former All Black flanker and number 8 has died at the age of 35, his family has confirmed.
Lauaki made his debut for the Chiefs in 2004 before earning an All Black call-up in 2005.
Source: Getty1 NEWS understands Mr Lauaki suffered kidney problems.
Leaving for French Top 14 side Clermont Auvergne in 2010, Lauaki made the move to Bayonne in 2011.
as informed in The former All Blacks and Chiefs rugby loose forward Sione Lauaki has died aged 35.
A massive but athletic player, Tonga-born Lauaki played 17 Tests for the All Blacks between 2005 and 2008.
“We are shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Sione Lauaki this morning,” the Chiefs said.
NZ Rugby said: “The thoughts of everyone are with the family of Sione Lauaki … Gone too soon.”Wallabies star Israel Folau also offered his condolences.
The Chiefs rugby franchise and the All Blacks also expressed condolences via Twitter.
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