A rising star who performed 10 instances for the Māori All Blacks, Wainui had a quick spell with the Crusaders, earlier than becoming a member of the Chiefs in 2018.
He went on to make 44 appearances for the Chiefs and broke the document for variety of tries in a Tremendous Rugby recreation when he scored 5 in opposition to the Waratahs earlier this 12 months.
Wainui, who’s survived by his spouse Paige and two youngsters, had joined the Bay of A lot this season.
“We all know Sean’s passing shall be felt deeply by everybody concerned in rugby, significantly his Bay of A lot and Chiefs teammates, and we share their sorrow and their shock.”
“The only occupant of the automobile died on the scene,” continued the assertion that didn’t identify the driving force.
Police informed CNN that formal identification of the physique is but to happen.
“He shall be remembered for being a passionate, hard-working, proud Māori who was an distinctive participant, however extra importantly, father and husband.
“He was an influential member within the groups he has been part of, and his presence shall be missed.”
The Māori All Blacks is a historic workforce in New Zealand with a prerequisite that each participant will need to have Māori ancestry, totally different from the All Blacks worldwide aspect.