A Givealittle page to help bring Counties Manukau Rugby legend Joeli Vidiri back to New Zealand has been set up.
The Fijian-born winger sadly passed away last week in the United States and his New Zealand-based friends and family are trying to bring him back to get a proper farewell.
The 48-year-old wowed fans after making his debut for Counties Manukau in 1994 and went on to become one of the most lethal finishers in the sport while playing for the Steelers, Blues and All Blacks.
Vidiri was an incredible rugby player, friend, father, son and husband. The magical winger gave us so much joy with his dynamic footwork on the field and his humble nature and willingness to help anyone off the field.
Funds generated will go towards the huge expense of bringing Vidiri’s body back to New Zealand. Anything over that amount will go towards paying for his funeral service and assisting his family to farewell him.
Anyone wanting to contribute can make a donation here.
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