Samoan rugbier dies dramatically after jumping from a bridge

“Kelly was a player much appreciated by all, his joie de vivre was communicative and radiant. We have lost a player, a friend, a brother”added the club.

The 32-year-old had participated on Friday in his team’s victory against Narbonne (48-40) in their last home game of the season.

He was leaving a nightclub in the center of the city of Montauban Before he was seen intending to jump off the 22-meter-high Old Bridge, he knew the AFP from a source close to the club, confirming information from the local newspaper The Depeche du Midi.


His body was found in the early hours of the morning. The prosecutor of Montauban, Bruno Sauvagefavors the track of a “dramatic accident”.

One of the companions Meafuathe french pillar Christopher VaotoaHe jumped into the water to try to help him. Quickly helped by firefighters, the latter was taken to hospital in a state of hypothermia.

“He left the hospital this (Saturday) morning in good health”the club made known.

Former Samoan international rugby sevens, Meafua He had played for French clubs Narbonne Y Beziers before arriving at Montauban in 2020.

The deceased player had appeared in 24 Championship matches this season, scoring eight tries.

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