Kelly Meafua was a Samoan rugby union player who represented his country in the World Rugby Sevens Series in 2013 before moving to France to play for Narbonne in the French Pro D2 in 2015. His preferred position was flanker.
Kelly Meafua: A rugby player from Samoa has died after leaping from a bridge in France.
Kelly Meafua, a Samoan back-row forward, died hours after participating in a French second division match by plunging from a bridge into the Tarn River, shocking a rugby club.
Despite the efforts of a teammate, Meafua’s club Montauban announced on Saturday morning that the 32-year-old had died.
According to French media reports, Meafua’s colleague, prop Christopher Vaotoa, leapt into the water but was unable in saving him.
Vaotoa was admitted to the hospital with hypothermia and was discharged on Saturday.
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The two were reportedly out celebrating Montauban’s 48-40 victory over Narbonne in the team’s last home Pro D2 game of the season at Stade Sapiac only hours prior.
The two were reportedly out celebrating Montauban’s 48-40 victory over Narbonne in the team’s last home Pro D2 game of the season at Stade Sapiac only hours prior. Montauban reported that the club was shocked by Meafua’s death.
“The whole club is stunned,” the club stated in a statement. “Everyone is thinking about his wife, his children, his teammates, and everyone who loves about the club.” “Kelly was a player who was well-liked by everybody.” His zest for living was infectious. Today, we’ve lost a player, a friend, and a sibling.”
Kelly Meafua: His Age, Family and Early Life?
Kelly Meafua was born in Samoa on October 16, 1990. Meafua grew raised in Samoa, in the villages of Sala’ilua and Lalomauga.
We do not, however, have any information about his parents. We don’t have much information on his personal life right now.
This section will be updated shortly.
Kelly Meafua: School and College, Where did he attend?
We currently have no information on his educational background.
Kelly Meafua: Net Worth. How much money does he make?
Kelly Meafua’s net worth remains a mystery.
Kelly Meafua: What does he do for living? His Career?
Meafua moved to Auckland at the age of 14, but didn’t start playing rugby until he was 20, when he joined Otahuhu. He represented Auckland under-21 and Auckland Sevens before moving to Sydney to play for West Harbour in the Shute Shield. Later in his career, Meafua played for the Greater Sydney Rams and the Waratahs’ extended training group.
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In 2013, Meafua represented Samoa in the World Rugby Sevens Series before joining Narbonne in the French Pro D2 in 2015. He returned to France in 2018, this time with Béziers in the Pro D2, before joining Montauban in 2020.
Kelly Meafua: His relationship status? His Spouse?
We don’t know anything about his relationship at the moment.
Kelly Meafua: Is he available on any social media platform?
He goes under the handle meafuakelly on Instagram.
Kelly Meafua: His physical appearance.
Kelly Meafua: His general information.