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I still remember where I was when I heard the news. My wife called me, I was a sales rep at the time, and I was about to go into a call in Granville Sydney. Which is a suburb also filled with immense tragedy. I remember feeling completely numb about it. When I went into the appointment I just wasn't really there. Like I did the call, but mentally I felt absent.
I remember it was a really hot day that day. I was in a great mood that day. And then just drained. It's easily the lowest point for me as a Warriors fan, nothing else in sport has hit me as hard as Sonnys loss.
I remember seeing Pricey speak on the news. And feeling his absolute heartbreak. That guy is an absolute champion for how he handled the media that day. And Ruben Wiki, absolute champion cutting short his holiday to try to find him.
I too remember where I was, driving through the local streets and heard it on the radio. It's that clear that I remember I was at a T junction and froze.
I was in the media at the time, I'd interviewed Sonny before. He was a great person. I was supposed to go to the media call with Pricey but I just couldn't do it - I didn't feel right to be the one asking questions to a heart-broken guy when he wanted to be helping or grieving with his teammates. I was out of the media a year later, it taught me I couldn't handle that side of things. He did an incredible job, Pricey.
Wow 10 years ago, I remember passing on my condolences to the club at the time, can't believe that a decade has passed since, absolute tragedy and what a great action shot, one Sonny beating another Sonny.