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Tears flowed as Wests Tigers players gathered at the club&#039;s Concord base on Friday to mourn the death of promising front-rower Mosese Fotuaika.<br /> Fotuaika, 20, was found dead in his home after NSW police were called to a townhouse in the western Sydney suburb of Merrylands about 6.50pm (AEDT) on Thursday.<br /> His death was not being treated as suspicious.<br /> Originating from Gisborne in New Zealand, Fotuaika was on the same path to the NRL as Kiwi superstar Benji Marshall, having both attended Keebra Park High on the Gold Coast before moving to the Tigers.<br /> A member of the Tigers&#039; premiership-winning under-20s team last year, Fotuaika had been promoted to the senior side for recent trial matches.<br /> He was in the plans of first grade coach Michael Potter but suffered a serious pectoral muscle injury at training on Thursday which was expected to sideline him for some time.<br /> Teammates were on the first day of a four-day break before the NRL season on Friday, but gathered at the club&#039;s headquarters when informed of the tragedy.<br /> Emotions were high, particularly for some of his under 20s teammates from last year, with a host of squad members and rivals taking to Twitter to offer their condolences.<br /> &quot;R.I.P Big Moses! Still in shock u r not here! Hope ur at peace brother!&quot; wrote prop Keith Galloway.<br /> Curtis Sironen, who played alongside Fotuaika in the under 20s, wrote: &quot;Wish we could of done something to help. Rip mosese.&quot;<br /> Tigers players were offered counselling on Friday, with club chief executive Stephen Humphreys also vowing to support Fotuaika&#039;s family in Queensland.<br /> Fotuaika was one of nine children and was based in Sydney with his partner.<br /> &quot;He was a player of great potential and a very popular and respected member of our club,&quot; Humphreys said in a statement released on Friday.<br /> &quot;We are all deeply shocked and devastated by the news of his death.<br /> &quot;I have been in regular contact with his family and partner and are providing them with all of the comfort and support we can in this most d



Wests Tigers Mourn Death Of Young Prop

Updated Mar 4, 2013
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Tears flowed as Wests Tigers players gathered at the club's Concord base on Friday to mourn the death of promising front-rower Mosese Fotuaika.
Fotuaika, 20, was found dead in his home after NSW police were called to a townhouse in the western Sydney suburb of Merrylands about 6.50pm (AEDT) on Thursday.
His death was not being treated as suspicious.
Originating from Gisborne in New Zealand, Fotuaika was on the same path to the NRL as Kiwi superstar Benji Marshall, having both attended Keebra Park High on the Gold Coast before moving to the Tigers.
A member of the Tigers' premiership-winning under-20s team last year, Fotuaika had been promoted to the senior side for recent trial matches.
He was in the plans of first grade coach Michael Potter but suffered a serious pectoral muscle injury at training on Thursday which was expected to sideline him for some time.
Teammates were on the first day of a four-day break before the NRL season on Friday, but gathered at the club's headquarters when informed of the tragedy.
Emotions were high, particularly for some of his under 20s teammates from last year, with a host of squad members and rivals taking to Twitter to offer their condolences.
"R.I.P Big Moses! Still in shock u r not here! Hope ur at peace brother!" wrote prop Keith Galloway.
Curtis Sironen, who played alongside Fotuaika in the under 20s, wrote: "Wish we could of done something to help. Rip mosese."
Tigers players were offered counselling on Friday, with club chief executive Stephen Humphreys also vowing to support Fotuaika's family in Queensland.
Fotuaika was one of nine children and was based in Sydney with his partner.
"He was a player of great potential and a very popular and respected member of our club," Humphreys said in a statement released on Friday.
"We are all deeply shocked and devastated by the news of his death.
"I have been in regular contact with his family and partner and are providing them with all of the comfort and support we can in this most d

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