What’s Dual-Code Rugby Star Va’aiga Tuigamala’s Cause of Death?
Former Wigan Warriors and Newcastle Falcons dual-code international Va’aiga Tuigamala’s cause of death has been partly revealed after he reportedly passed away today (February 24, 2022)” at the age of 52.
May the legend, known globally as “Inga the Winger,” rest in power. 🕊
The heartbreaking passing news was first announced by Jason Robinson who has led a series of emotional tributes to Va’aiga Tuigamala in a statement shared on Twitter, writing, “Absolutely heartbroken!💔 I owe so much to this amazing man! Literally helped change my life when he came to @WiganWarriorsRL from NZ. Sending all my love and condolences to the family at such a sad time. RIP brother.”
Va’aiga appeared in 102 games for Wigan between 1993 and 1997 before switching to union with Newcastle, where he was awarded the 1997-98 Premiership title. With Wigan, he achieved three league titles, two Challenge Cups, a Premiership title as well as a World Club Challenge.
He in total won 19 caps for the All Blacks in rugby union and 23 for Samoa and two caps for Samoa in rugby league.
“He was one of the most exciting rugby players to play either code,” Wigan executive director Kris Radlinski stated, adding, “His presence on the rugby field was huge. As a teenager, he gave me the most precious thing that anyone could, time. We would spend hours on the field doing one-on-ones together. It is a very sad day for the club. Rest in peace, my friend.”
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Rumors Reported Va’aiga Tuigamala’s Cause of Death as Disease!
At this time, there is no confirmed report about Va’aiga Tuigamala’s cause of death, but some unofficial sources claim that he lost his life at the result of a serve illness he was recently suffering from.
Wigan announced that they will hold a minute’s silence before their Super League fixture against Huddersfield Giants on Thursday to honor their beloved star, Va’aiga Tuigamala.
However, our team in US day News does not confirm any rumors; we are trying our best to find related information about the tragedy and provide the latest updates as soon as possible; family privacy should be respected news is a difficult time.
Beginning his career in the union, Tuigamala won 19 caps for New Zealand All Blacks and later represented Samoa 23 times after returning to the 15-a-side code.
The club’s executive director, Kris Radlinski, also reacted to the tragic death news in another statement, saying, “Every now and then a player comes along who touches the heart and soul of every single fan, player, coach, and administrator – Inga was one of them.”
Kris continued, “He was one of the most exciting rugby players to play either code. His presence on the rugby field was huge. As a teenager, he gave me the most precious thing that anyone could, time. We would spend hours on the field doing one on one together. It is a very sad day for the club. Rest in peace, my friend.”