Jarryd Hayne posted an emotional tribute on his wedding day to his former teammate and fellow NRL star Masada Iosefa.Iosefa, 32, died after losing control of a quad bike while not wearing a helmet in a rural Darwin suburb in the Northern Territory on Monday.’We went to war as kids on the field.
Hated each other when we played,’ Hayne began the Facebook post.’But as soon as we stepped off, we both respected each other like brothers.’ Masada Iosefa (pictured centre above) was being remembered by friends and former players after he died in a quad bike accident in rural Darwin on Monday ‘May you fly high and kick it til we meet again’: former team-mate Frank Pritchard’s tribute to the late Masada Iosefa (above)’May the Blood of Jesus be over you as you speak to the almighty one,’ the devout Hayne wrote.Hayne married his long-term partner Amellia Bonnici in a secret ceremony on Australia Day, just a month after announcing their engagement. In the scorching heat, the couple’s service was intimate and low key, with a group of roughly 50 family and friends, including fellow NRL stars, attending.Iosefa would have been 33 on Australia Day but died hours short of his birthday.Going around a tricky bend, his bike hit a guard rail and rolled – throwing the star off and leaving him with catastrophic injuries. Injuries put an end to the NRL career of Masada Iosefa, 32, who died on Monday.
He was known for putting his body on the line as a player Masada Iosefa moved to Rockhampton after retiring from the NRL where he was employed as a social worker (pictured, a tribute from a distraught friend)Northern Territory Police said: ‘Major Crash detectives attended to investigate the single vehicle crash scene just after 9pm. ‘Initial investigations indicate the man has failed to negotiate a bend, colliding with a guard rail and rolled the bike.
The rider was not wearing a helmet.’Police will now prepare a report for the Coroner.’It is understood Iosefa was discovered at the scene of the accident, on Mckinlay Road at Herbert, by a passerby. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next NRL star dies aged 32 after a freak accident in the Outback… EXCLUSIVE: Footy star Jarryd Hayne marries the mother of his…
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Iosefa made his debut for ban tiem nails florida Penrith Panthers in 2008 at 20 years of age, playing 43 games as hooker and scoring eight tries. He also played for Wests Tigers and Samoa. When he left the NRL following an injury, Iosefa was employed as a youth worker in Rockhampton and continued to play grade football.He was part of the Rockhampton Brothers Rugby Club in 2020.
Iosefa also played rugby league for the Central Queensland ban tiem nails florida Capras in the State Cup in Queensland.Hayne was one of several current and former rugby league stars to pay tribute to the ‘tough as ban tiem nails nc‘ Iosefa. Former NRL star Masada Iosefa (pictured above) has been remembered as a ‘great leader, great footballer and even better man’ following his passing The Penrith Panthers (pictured above) also paid their respects to Iosefa on their social media channelsIn a moving social media post, former Penrith teammate Frank Pritchard remembered Iosefa as a talented athlete.’Words can’t describe how I’m feeling right now,’ he said.’Tough as sang tiem nails houston tx, always went hard without any preservation for his body.
Never took a step back to any situation.’Always had my back from the get go. May you fly high now … until we meet again.’Other ex-players to pay their respects online included Luke Lewis, Keith Galloway, Michael Chee-Kam, Braith Anasta, Dene Halatuau, Brad Takairangi, Jeremy Smith, and Sam McKendry. Masada Iosefa died just short of his 33rd birthday after a quad bike accident in the Northern TerritoryGalloway wrote: ‘Shocked hearing you’ve passed away brother.
You were hard as nails, and as rock solid as they come. ‘I will always remember you bro! You were one of a kind. I’ll remember our road trip up to Newcastle, our nights out, doing social work visits to Parklea Correctional Centre and all the laughs.’In a statement on <a style="font-weight: bold;" class="class" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" website the Panthers also paid tribute to Iosefa.’VALE. Our sincere thoughts are with Masada’s family and friends,’ the club said.Iosefa was born in Apia, Samoa and moved to Australia at an early age, living in Blacktown where he first shone playing rugby league. He spoke at the start of his career about how he began to get mixed up with crime and was close to going to prison before his career took off and he turned his life around.