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Former Fiji And Leicester Star Seru Rabeni Passes Away

DUBLIN, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 10: Seru Rabeni of Leicester takes on Keith Gleeson during the Heineken Cup match between Leinster and Leicester Tigers at the RDS on November 10, 2007 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Tragic news is emerging this morning as Seru Rabeni has passed away, aged 37. The former Fiji rugby union and 7s star had been sick for quite some time according to FijiVillage.com, and passed away while having breakfast this morning.

Rabeni played for Fiji at the 2003 and 2007 World Cups, and they reached the quarter-finals at the latter, upsetting Wales in the pool stages.

Rabeni played for Leicester Tigers between 2004 and 2009, scoring 18 tries in 63 appearances for the Premiership side. He also played for Leeds and the Highlanders in his career.

Rabeni could play as a centre or wing, and embodied the true spirit of Fiji rugby.

STOCKPORT, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 28: Seru Rabeni of Leicester beats the tackle from Mathew Tait of Sale during the Guinness Premiership match between Sale Sharks and Leicester Tigers at Edgeley Park on November 28, 2008 in Stockport, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Tributes have been pouring in this morning.

Rest in peace.

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Author: The PA Team

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