Former Junior Kiwi and NRL player Masada Iosefa dies night before 33rd birthday
27 January, 2021, 5:56 pm
Former Panthers, Wests Tigers hooker and Samoan International Masada Iosefa has died in Australia following a tragic quad bike accident on Monday night.
The talented hooker passed away just hours short of his 33rd birthday (Tuesday) and is being mourned by team-mates at Rockhampton, where he was set to captain the Emu Park team this season.
Born in Samoa, Iosefa moved to Sydney with his family at a young age and was a schoolboy star at Patrician Brothers’ College, Blacktown.
He was signed by Penrith and made 43 appearances between 2008 and 2011.
He then played for Wests Tigers in 2012-13, often filling in for star hooker Robbie Farah.
Iosefa also played two tests for Samoa, was a member of the New Zealand World Cup squad and represented the Junior Kiwis.