Former Panthers, Wests Tigers hooker and Samoan International Masada Iosefa has died following a tragic quad bike accident last night.
The talented hooker passed away just hours short of his 33rd birthday today 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 and was a member of the New Zealand World Cup squad.