Moimoi flies out for nephew’s funeral

Fuifui Moimoi in action for Leigh against London on Sunday. Photo: Brian King

Fuifui Moimoi in action for Leigh against London on Sunday. Photo: Brian King

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FUIFUI Moimoi will miss Leigh’s trip to Doncaster on Sunday as he attends his nephew’s funeral in the United States.

The Tongan forward last week received the tragic news that his 22-year-old nephew had been found dead.

Centurions gave Moimoi the chance to take as much time off as he wanted, but he still wanted to play in yesterday’s game against London Broncos which Leigh won 25-12.

“It took a strong character to go out there and play and our lads wanted to win for Fui,” said Leigh coach Paul Rowley. “He has had a lot of love and support from his team-mates and it has been a difficult time for him.”

Rowley dedicated the win to Fuifui and his family.