Vale Stevenson Upulasi

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  1. TruSaint

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    The St George Illawarra Dragons are deeply saddened by the passing of Jersey Flegg player Stevenson 'Stevie' Upulasi.

    Upulasi joined the Dragons' Under-20s squad ahead of the 2020 season after spending the year prior with St George's SG Ball Under-18s team.

    Prior to joining the Dragons, Upulasi spent three seasons in the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks junior representative system.

    The Dragons and Sharks will observe a moment's silence prior to their Round 11 clash this weekend (Saturday, July 25).

    The Dragons send their sincere condolences to the friends and family of Stevie at this time.

    https://www.dragons.com.au/news/2020/07/23/vale-stevenson-upulasi/

    RIP young man.
     
  2. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    Jebus that’s far too young..

    RIP Stevie
     
  3. TruSaint

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    Car accident. Very sad indeed.
     
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  4. sco22

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    RIP Stevie far to early very sad:pray::pray::pray::pray::pray:
     
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  5. hazzbeen

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    Very young so sad RIP .....
     
  6. thebigredv

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    So sad to hear about this. His poor parents :pensive:
     
  7. getsmarty

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    Sad news...R.I.P
     
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  8. Dragon David

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    Rest In Peace Stevie.
     
  9. getsmarty

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    St George Illawarra mourning tragic death of Stevenson Upulasi
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    Chris Young
    Sports Reporter
    Yahoo Sport Australia23 Jul 2020, 7:18 pm
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    St George Illawarra are mourning the death of rising star Stevenson Upulasi, pictured kneeling in the middle, after he died in a car accident on Monday. Picture: Instagram
    St George Illawarra are in mourning after under-20s player Stevenson Upulasi[/a] died in a car crash on Monday night.

    The up-and-coming front-rower was in his first year of Jersey Flegg at the club after playing SG Ball for St George in 2019.

    A Cronulla junior, he moved to the Dragons at the end of 2018 and was only denied the chance to play more this year due to the pathways shutdown from the coronavirus.

    club said in a statement[/a].


    "The Dragons and Sharks will observe a moment's silence before Saturday's derby at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.

    "The Dragons send their sincere condolences to the friends and family of Stevie at this time."

    Tributes flow for Dragons young gun Stevenson Upulasi
    Dragons fans were heartbroken to learn of the accident which claimed Upulasi’s life.

    Tributes flowed on social media, with Instagram user Claire Arthur paying tribute to the young star, who was a close family friend.

    “The most beautiful, humble soul you could ever meet,” she wrote.

    “The loud giant that made anyone around him feel safe and loved. The funniest and weirdest boy I know. The greatest Son, brother, cousin and friend anyone could ask for.

    “You were our son Mia. We loved you like a son and you will always be my massive overgrown Son.


    “He was our kid’s best friend and brother.

    “I miss your contagious laugh and your loud voice. I miss your company and I miss our chats. We just miss you Mia. Love you forever.”


    Very sad to hear of the passing of Dragons Under 20's player Stevenson Upulasi. Taken far too young. RIP young man. #DragonInTheSky #redv

    — Red V Podcast (@RedVPodcast1) July 23, 2020
    The St George Illawarra Dragons are deeply saddened by the passing of Jersey Flegg player Stevenson 'Stevie' Upulasi.

    — St George Illawarra Dragons (@NRL_Dragons) July 23, 2020

    https://au.sports.yahoo.com/st-george-illawarra-mourn-death-stevenson-upulasi-091822707.html
     
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    Stevenson Upulasi: Dragons and Sharks to honour tragic death of promising junior
    David Riccio, The Daily Telegraph
    July 23, 2020 5:31pm
    The Dragons and Sharks rugby league communities have been rocked by the tragic passing of one of their most promising juniors.

    St George-Illawarra Jersey Flegg player Stevenson ‘Stevie’ Upulasi was killed in a car accident while travelling along Heathcote Road in Sydney’s south on Monday.

    The 19-year-old was a hugely popular figure among his peers and who excelled as a talented front-row forward.

    A member of the Gymea Gorillas junior rugby league club, Upulasi was selected in Cronulla’s Harold Matthews Cup team in 2017 and 2018 before joining the Dragons in 2019.

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    With the world at his feet, Upulasi joined the Dragons’ Under-20’s squad this year.

    Members of the Dragons under-20’s squad were informed of the devastating news on Tuesday with grief counselling offered to the group during a meeting on Wednesday evening.

    The Dragons and Sharks will observe a moment’s silence before Saturday’s local derby at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.

    https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/s...r/news-story/bade2ff190346a55778963f35c994680
     
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    RIP STEVIE very sad news. Way too young .
     
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    Brings back very sad memories of another great young player Geoff Selby
     
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    Tragedy.

    Thoughts out to his family and friends.

    RIP Stevie.
     
  14. Dragon Revival

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    So sad at such a young age. Keep him and his friends and family in our thoughts and prayers.
     
  15. Dragonslayer

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    No words to describe this as they seem inadequate.

    May you Rest In Peace young man.
     
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    Incredibly sad under tragic circumstances. Sending best wishes to his family and friends at this sad time,
     
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  17. Walpole

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    Very sad news. Made me think of Geoff Selby, another young Dragon taken in similar tragic circumstances.
     
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