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Tragic Story Behind Rugby Player Kelly Meafua’s Cause of Death

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Too many tragic stories are announced these days, and we are sad to confirm Kelly Meafua’s cause of death is one of them. Samoan rugby star died after falling from a bridge in southern France on Friday at the age of 32.

Kelly Meafua was born on October 16, 1990, in Samoa. At the age of 14, He moved to Auckland, New Zealand which was the first place he started playing rugby.

After that he moved to Sydney, Australia, Meafua played for West Harbour in the Shute Shield and the Greater Sydney Rams in the National Rugby Championship and he spent four seasons with West Harbour, Sydney’s premier rugby competition.

Kelly Meafua's Cause of Death was announced. Samoan rugby star died at the age of 32 after falling from a bridge in southern France.

He began playing for Narbonne when he was relocated to France in 2015. Before coming back to France the Samoan went to Australia to play for the Greater Sydney Rams for a year. He joined Beziers in the Pro D2 league for the 2018 season.

Meafua never played a Super Rugby game for the NSW club but in 2018, he represented the Waratahs in the Global Tens tournament.

He played for the club until 2020 before joining Montauban.

His club Shute Shield remembered Meafua as a hard-hitting and abrasive player.

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Kelly Meafua’s Cause of Death Shocked Everyone

It seems that Meafua was with his teammates and they were celebrating Montauban’s last home game of the season before he was seen jumping from the bridge into the river Tarn in France, a height of 22 meters.

Kelly Meafua's Cause of Death was announced. Samoan rugby star died at the age of 32 after falling from a bridge in southern France.

His teammates had been celebrating the club’s 48-40 win over Narbonne when the incident occurred.

His recent club said: “The entire club is shocked and everyone is thinking of his wife, his children, his teammates, and more generally everyone who loves the club,”

“Kelly was a player who was well-liked by everybody. His joy for life was infectious and radiant. Today we have lost a player, a friend, and a brother.”

US Montauban

Meafua’s club claimed that his teammate ”Christopher Vaotoa” attempted to rescue him but was unsuccessful. They said after that Vaotoa was transported to the hospital and because of water temperature that was beyond normal got hospitalized.

He was treated for hypothermia before being released.

Also, it is not reported and believed that Kelly Meafua’s cause of death has been a suicide attempt.

Someone tweeted that Kelly accidentally killed himself while jumping off a bridge, Montalbanian rugby player Kelly Meafua leaves a pregnant wife and three children. The team has launched an online fundraiser to support them.

A spokesman for US Montauban announced on Monday that an investigation into the accident has been opened but his crashed family organized to bring his body back to Australia.

Ligue Nationale de Rugby added:
”A player of great talent appreciated by all for his human qualities, Kelly Meafua leaves a great void for all rugby lovers and his loved ones.
A tribute will be paid to him on Thursday on the pitches during the 30th day of PRO D2 and a minute of applause will be dedicated to him”.

His older brother came to the social media on Monday and thanked Meafua’s friends for the messages of love, support, and encouragement.

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