Former All Black Sione Lauaki passes away

He played 17 times for New Zealand

Former All Black Sione Lauaki passes away

Picture by: David Davies / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Former New Zealand player Sione Lauaki has passed away at the age of 35.

The former All Black had suffered with kidney and heart problems in the recent past and his passing has led to an outpour of grief across the rugby community. 

He played club rugby for the Super Rugby franchise, the Waikato Chiefs, as well as French sides Bayonne and Clermont.