Sean Wainui was a New Zealand rugby union player know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Death.
Sean Wainui Biography
Sean Wainui was a New Zealand rugby union player. He played in the centre (and occasionally wing) position for provincial side Bay of Plenty, the Chiefs in Super Rugby, and for New Zealand’s Māori international side the Māori All Blacks.Wainui died at about 7:50 am on 18 October 2021, when the car that he was driving crashed into a tree near Tauranga.
Early Life and Family
Wainui was a member of the Takapuna Grammar School 1st XV in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He was awarded North Harbour’s 2013 Māori Colts Senior Player of the Year whilst still in school. Also an ex Takapuna Grammar Prefect and 1st XV Captain, Wainui represented New Zealand on the world stage after playing for the Champion New Zealand team in the Under 20 Rugby World Cup in Italy.
Sean Wainui Wife
Sean Wainui married with wife Paige Fox and the couple have a two-year-old son Kawariki Te Raiona and step-daughter Arahia.The couple celebrated the one-year anniversary of their wedding in September.
Sean Wainui Net Worth
Sean Wainui was a New Zealand rugby union player has an estimated Net Worth around $1 Million – $2 Million in 2022.
Upon leaving school, Wainui was contracted by the Taranaki Rugby Football Union. In his first year out of school he was a part of Taranaki’s 2014 national provincial championship squad. He was spotted by coach Colin Cooper and had signed with Taranaki at just 18-years-old after an impressive season, not only for his New Plymouth Old Boys club but for the Chiefs development side also.
Wainui made his debut for Taranaki in the 2014 ITM Cup competition, coming on as a replacement against Waikato.Wainui assured to impress in 2015, and his performance didn’t go unnoticed by the national media or the Super Rugby coaches. He recorded nine appearances and scored three tries for the province.
In 2015 he was signed by the Super Rugby franchise the Crusaders after impressing in the centre and wing position for Taranaki.Wainui made his debut for the Crusaders in round one of the 2016 Super Rugby competition, starting in the outside centre position against the Chiefs.
Prior to the 2018 Super Rugby season, he signed with the Chiefs. By the end of the 2021 Super Rugby season, he made 44 appearances for the club and has scored 18 tries. On June 12th, 2021, in a 40-7 victory over the Waratahs during Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, he became the first player in Super Rugby history to score 5 tries in a single match.
Cause of Death
Maori All Blacks speedster Sean Wainui has died in a car crash in New Zealand on Monday morning.Bay of Plenty police issued a statement saying one person had died after a single-vehicle crash at McLaren Falls Park. The rugby world is morning the Chiefs and Bay of Plenty winger. Hearts are breaking for his wife Paige, two-year-old son Kawariki Te Raiona and step-daughter Arahia.
A family member confirmed that the 25-year-old father was the driver.The sole occupant of the vehicle died at the scene. The Serious Crash Unit attended the scene, and enquiries into the circumstances of the crash are ongoing. The All Blacks posted an emotional message on Twitter as teams and players around the country posted tributes.
“We are heartbroken right now. Sean, you were an inspiration and will never be forgotten,” the official All Blacks Twitter account posted.“ We extend all of our strength and aroha to your friends and whanau.”
In a statement, New Zealand Rugby said it was a dark day for rugby: “One of Rugby New Zealand’s tallest totara trees has fallen in the world of rugby. To you Sean, our Rangatira, we farewell you to the outspread arms of the multitudes who await you beyond this earthly realm. You leave us here bereft and drowning in sorrow as we weep for you. Rest well in peaceful repose”.