Rugby: Former wing Kunavore passes awy

Former Fiji and Toulouse wing Maleli Kunavore died in hospital, the Fiji Rugby Union announced.

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Kunavore, who retired in 2010 after he suffered two major injuries to his arm and underwent a cardiac operation, was part of the Fiji side that reached the quarter-finals of the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France.

The cause of death was undisclosed but it was confirmed the 29-year-old died in Suva Private Hospital on Thursday.

Fiji Rugby Union's Development Manager Sale Sorovaki said in a statement: "It is so sad to lose a fellow rugby player and at such a young age. Kunavore was a very gifted and talented player and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, may he rest in peace."

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