The rugby world is mourning after the Federation of Spanish Rugby introduced the loss of life of Kawa Leauma on the age of 32.
The AMPO Ordizia and XV del Leon participant had linked up with the Spanish nationwide aspect earlier than their recreation in opposition to the Netherlands within the Rugby Europe Championship.
Leauma reportedly fell from an Amsterdam constructing simply hours after Spain‘s 52-7 win – he did not play resulting from considerations over his eligibility – and landed eight metres additional down on the ground, which induced extreme head accidents.
Regardless of the perfect efforts of the Dutch medical authorities, the previous Auckland rugby star succumbed to his accidents on Tuesday leaving the group and sport in shock.
Tributes to Leauma
The Greater Sports activities Council president Jose Manuel Franco was fast to steer tributes to the Spanish-Samoan Leauma on social media, saying: “We very a lot remorse the loss of life of Kawa Leauma. Our honest condolences to his household, associates and all the world of rugby.”
In the identical vein, the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE), the Spanish Soccer Federation (RFEF) and the Athletics Federation have all honoured the 32-year-old.
“From the RFEF we be a part of within the ache for the lack of Kawa Leauma and we want to convey our honest condolences to his household and associates, in addition to to @ferugby. Relaxation in peace,” the RFEF’s tweet learn.
Spanish rugby golf equipment have additionally expressed their grief over the tragic accident of the AMPO Ordizia participant.
The VRAC Quesos Entrepinares has despatched its “condolences for this painful loss” to his group, the FER, all of the members of the nationwide group and all of the golf equipment wherein he was a member, in addition to his household and associates.
“The VRAC is on the disposal of Ordizia and the FER for any circumstance wherein the membership might be of assist, in addition to to be a part of the tributes which might be celebrated in reminiscence of Kawa.
“From the EU Santboiana we be a part of the ache of state rugby and ship a message of help to the entire household, in addition to to all the Ordizia membership,” says the Catalan membership, whose group leads the Rugby Division of Honour.