Death of Kelly Meafua: the US Montauban player leaves behind a pregnant wife, a kitty launched to support her

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The third line of the Tarn et Garonne club died on the night of Friday May 6 to Saturday May 7, falling in the Tarn from a bridge.

The wave of emotion has not yet died down. The rugby club, and the city of Montauban, are still marked by the tragic death of one of the main players of the team: Kelly Meafua, the Samoan, who died on the night of Friday May 6 to Saturday May 7, falling in the Tarn from a bridge.

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He was leaving the discotheque with one of his teammates, Christopher Vaotoa. The latter tried to dive to help his comrade. In vain.

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This Tuesday, May 10, the Montauban club indicates on social networks that Kelly Meafua, 31, leaves behind Priscilla, his wife. She is currently carrying their child.

In this drama, Kelly leaves behind a family, his wife Priscilla who was expecting a baby.

Here is the kitty launched by his teammates to be able to support them. For the father he was and would have been.#ForKelly #8 #GoSapiac

— USM Sapiac (@UsmSapiacRugby) May 10, 2022

Also on Twitter, the USM announces the creation of a kitty, on the site. A fundraiser launched by the players of Montauban, to support and help the future mother as much as possible.

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The funds raised will also be used to finance the repatriation of the body of Kelly Meafua, since it should be buried in the Antipodes, perhaps in Australia. A ceremony could also be organized in France before his departure. The club should communicate on these issues in the coming hours.

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Monday May 9, two days after the tragedy, the club organized a tribute to Kelly Meafua, on the lawn of the Sapiac stadium.

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