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Former Fiji U21 winger dies in car crash

March 31, 2013 1:00 am

Sad news for one of Fiji rugby’s sons – Former Fiji Under 21 winger, Samueli Naulu was killed in a car crash yesterday local French police and his club confirmed.

According to the police the 31-year-old, who was playing for fifth division side Bergerac, lost control of his car at around 5am and hit a tree some 20km south of Bergerac.

Naulu, who played for Fiji’s Under-21 side, was switched to the wing from flanker on arriving at Perpignan in 2005 and was an impressive performer in their title winning season.

However, he left for Limoges a year later and after just a season there moved onto Bergerac.

There was a moving tribute paid to him by two of his fellow title winning team-mates now at Toulon.

Centre Maxime Mermoz and scrum-half Nicolas Durand displayed a banner saying: ‘Rest in peace Samueli’, before their Top 14 match with Stade Francais.