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http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/all- ... auaki-dies

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Former All Blacks and Chiefs star Sione Lauaki has died. He was 35.

The Tonga-born loose forward nicknamed "Wax" played 17 tests for the All Blacks between 2005 and 2008. He won 70 caps for the Chiefs.

The Chiefs, All Blacks and team-mates past and present paid tribute to the hard-running forward online on Sunday morning as news broke of his death.

Sonny Bill Williams referenced the Dox Brothers fashion label Lauaki was involved with as he led the chorus, saying, "Damn, It's a sad day today, rest easy dox."

Dox was slang for the Tongan 'toko', which similar to the Samoan 'uso' meant brother.


RIP Sione - I didn't rate you in black but you were a bloody good Chief.


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Damn damn, one of my faves, RIP, theres a few boys up there hitting it up with you

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Reported here too where he played for Clermont and Bayonne.

Watched him play, wonderful thundering creative player!

So bloody young, started his illness playing for Bayonne.

Had tough times and such a tragic short life.

Put's some things into perspective, I had wondered how he was getting on

Just for reference and hommage, the french article

http://www.lequipe.fr/Rugby/Actualites/ ... ans/777408

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In 2012, it was revealed Lauaki was suffering from renal failure and cardiovascular problems.

RIP Lauaki.

Far, far too young to go that way ......

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RIP young fella. :(

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Horrible news, only 35. Remember him throwing showponies around in Super Rugby.
RIP big guy.

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Another Jonah Lomu

RIP big guy


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Same as Jonah....young....freakish big.....kidneys
Remember him as a big,strong go-fwd nr.8 in 2009s Chiefs. Only player in the Chiefs pack that could stand his ground against the then rampant Bulls

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Same as Jonah....young....freakish big.....kidneys
Remember him as a big,strong go-fwd nr.8 in 2009s Chiefs. Only player in the Chiefs pack that could stand his ground against the then rampant Bulls

Some of his best games in these semi's etc

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