Sean Wainui was a New Zealand rugby union player. He played in the center (and occasionally wing) position for the provincial side Bay of Plenty, the Chiefs in Super Rugby, and for New Zealand’s Māori international side the Māori All Blacks.
Sean Wainui has died at the young age of 25 in a tragic car accident on October 18, 2021. The accident took place around 7:50 in the morning near Tauranga. His car crashed into a tree at McLaren Falls Park in Omanawa. The park has been closed for the day.
‘HEARTBREAKING’; Chiefs Super Rugby star Sean Wainui dies in car accident, at 25
Sean Wainui, a young Super Rugby player with the Hamilton Chiefs, died in a car accident on Monday. He was 25 years old and the father of two children at the time.
Family members verified his death, as did New Zealand Rugby, which said that “one of New Zealand Rugby’s tallest Totara trees has collapsed.”
From 2018 to 2019, Wainui appeared in 44 games for the Chiefs. He also represented New Zealand Maori from 2015, having played nine times for the Crusaders in Christchurch.
In June, Wainui set a Super Rugby record by scoring five tries for the Chiefs against the New South Wales Waratahs.
At 7.50 a.m., police were told that a vehicle had collided with a tree at McLaren Falls Park in Tauranga, New Zealand’s North Island.
Wainui was the only one who lived there.
In a statement, New Zealand Rugby said, “To you Sean, our Rangatira (chief), we farewell you to the outspread arms of the masses that await you beyond this earthly planet.” “You abandon us, leaving us devastated and drowning in grief while we mourn for you.”
New Zealand Rugby’s chief executive Mark Robinson expressed his condolences to Wainui’s wife, Paige, and his family.
“Our thoughts are with Sean and his whanau (family), particularly Paige, Kawariki and Arahia, and we offer them our full support,” Robinson said. “We know Sean’s passing will be felt deeply by everyone involved in rugby, particularly his Bay of Plenty and Chiefs teammates, and we share their sorrow and their shock.”
Sean Wainui Age, Date of Birth, Birthday, Family, what about his father, mother, where is he from? Early Life.
Sean was born on October 23, 1995, in Whatatutu, New Zealand. He was currently 25 years old.
There is no information about his family background but we will update soon.
Sean Wainui Net worth, How much did he earn?
The verified net worth of Sean Wainui is not known at the time of publication. But, he must have earned at least a few hundred thousand dollars throughout his career.
Sean Wainui Wife Paige Wainui, His Relationship, What about Children?
Paige Wainui and her late husband, Sean Wainui had only been married for more than a year when the tragic incident hit them. The couple had been married on September 5, 2020, but have been together from the very first.
Both Paige and Wainui are parents to their two adorable kids; Kawariki and Arahia. Their son, Kawariki is their biological son while Arahia is Sean’s step-daughter. Arahia was born to Paige and get a former partner. Paige is a popular cosmetic nurse and also a fashion enthusiast.
While her husband player on the rugby grounds for living, Paige works as a cosmetic surgery nurse to support their family and kids.
Further, Ms. Fox is a famous YouTube cosmetics influencer. She is a registered nurse by profession and has over 67,000 followers on her Instagram.
She runs a cosmetic injector business that provides derma filler and antiwrinkle treatments to their patients. The company has a dedicated Instagram page, @paigefoxinjectables, with 8,815 followers. Her YouTube account also has more than 12.8k subscribers.
She shares skincare tips for all skin types including oily, acne, and sensitive skin
Sean Wainui Career
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 center 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 center 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.
Bay of Plenty
On 27 May 2021, Wainui announced on Instagram that he had signed with Bay of Plenty for the 2021 NPC.
Māori All Blacks
Although the then 19-year-old Wainui had only played several matches for Taranaki, Colin Cooper, the Māori All Blacks coach, selected him for the 2015 tour to Fiji, playing against the national side, and ending against the specially made New Zealand Barbarians.
Where he attended his High school and University? What was his major?
He studied at Takapuna Grammar School. 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 Perfect 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. The team played England for the title, winning 21–16.
Sean Wainui Social Media Reach
He had 58.4k followers on the photo-sharing app Instagram with the username “@seanwainui”. At the same time, he was following over 654 people.
He also had 2K followers on Facebook with the username “@Sean Wainui.”
Sean Wainui’s Body Appearance Height, Weight
|Height||In Feet: 6 feet 3 inch |
In pounds: 225lbs
Interesting facts about Sean Wainui’s which you should know
|Ethnicity||N / A|
|Zodiac Sign||N / A|
|Birthdate||October 23, 1995|
|Full Name||Sean Wainui|
|Age (as in 2021)||25 years|