The Dragons and Sharks rugby league communities have been rocked by the tragic passing of one of their most promising juniors.
St George-Illawarra Jersey Flegg player Stevenson ‘Stevie’ Upulasi was killed in a car accident while travelling along Heathcote Road in Sydney’s south on Monday.
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The 19-year-old was a hugely popular figure among his peers and who excelled as a talented front-row forward.
A member of the Gymea Gorillas junior rugby league club, Upulasi was selected in Cronulla’s Harold Matthews Cup team in 2017 and 2018 before joining the Dragons in 2019.
With the world at his feet, Upulasi joined the Dragons’ Under-20’s squad this year.
Members of the Dragons under-20’s squad were informed of the devastating news on Tuesday with grief counselling offered to the group during a meeting on Wednesday evening.
The Dragons and Sharks will observe a moment’s silence before Saturday’s local derby at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.
Originally published asTragedy behind Dragons-Sharks moment of silence
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