Masada Iosefa Killed In Quad Crash

January 27, 2021 by

Samoan International and former Panthers and Wests Tigers hooker Masada Iosefa has died. Iosefa died Monday night, on the eve of his 33rd birthday, after he was fatally injured in a quad bike accident. Born in Samoa, he was set to captain Rockhampton this coming season. He moved to Sydney with his family at a very young age, and completed his schooling at Blacktown’s Patrician Brothers’ College.

During his time playing for the Panthers, he made a total of 43 appearances. This was between 2008 and 2011. After his stunt at Penrith, he played for Wests Tigers for a season in 2012-13. In addition to club rugby, he played two tests for Samoa, and was a member of the New Zealand World Cup getup. Iosefa is also a former Junior Kiwi.

According to police reports, the former hooker died as a result of a single-vehicle crash on Mckinlay Road, Herbert. Police arrived on the scene after a passer-by happened unexpectedly upon the crash scene at around 21:00 on Monday night. Police detectives who attended to the scene of the accident have in the meantime confirmed that it appears as if the 32-year-old had lost control of the bike around a bend, which eventually led to the vehicle colliding with a guard rail and rolling. Police have furthermore indicated that Iosefa had not been wearing a protective helmet at the time of the crash.

Penrith have in the meantime paid tribute to the former player in a statement issued on Twitter.

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