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Footy club mourns after emerging player tragically dies in a car accident

Footy club mourns after emerging player tragically dies in a car accident

  • Emerging footballer Stevie Upulasi was in a car accident on Monday evening
  • As a Cronulla junior, he moved to St George Illawarra Dragons in late 2018
  • The Dragons and Sharks will observe the silence of the moment for Saturday’s derby

St George Illawarra mourns under 20-year-old player Stevie Upulasi who died in a car accident on Monday evening.

The emerging front rower was in his first year of Jersey Flegg with the club after playing SG Ball for St George in 2019.

He was a Cronulla junior, moved to the Dragons in late 2018, and only got the chance to play more this year due to the coronavirus path closure.

St George Illawarra mourns after 20-year-old player Stevie Upulasi (kneeled) died in a car accident on Monday night

St George Illawarra mourns after 20-year-old player Stevie Upulasi (kneeled) died in a car accident on Monday night

“The St George Illawarra dragons are deeply saddened at the passing of Jersey Flegg player Stevenson” Stevie “Upulasi,” the club said in a statement.

The Dragons and Sharks will be quiet for Saturday’s derby at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.

“The dragons are sincerely sending their condolences to Stevie’s friends and family right now.”

RIP: Tributes are depicted for Upulasi after his tragic accident

RIP: Tributes are depicted for Upulasi after his tragic accident

RIP: Tributes are depicted for Upulasi after his tragic accident

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