St George Illawarra are in mourning after under-20s player Stevie Upulasi died on Monday.
The 19-year-old died after his car left Heathcote Road and travelled down an embankment at Sandy Point on Monday afternoon.
The up-and-coming front-rower was in his first year of Jersey Flegg at the club after playing SG Ball for St George in 2019.
A Cronulla junior, he represented the Sharks in Harold Matthews before moving to the Dragons at the end of 2018.
He was only denied the chance to play more Jersey Flegg this year due to the coronavirus forcing the competition to be abandoned.
Dragons under-20s players were told of the news on Tuesday and have been offered counselling by the club.
Fittingly, Cronulla and the Dragons face off this weekend and both sides will honour the popular player before the match.
"The St George Illawarra Dragons are deeply saddened by the passing of Jersey Flegg player Stevenson 'Stevie' Upulasi," the club said in a statement.
"The Dragons and Sharks will observe a moment's silence before Saturday's derby at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.
"The Dragons send their sincere condolences to the friends and family of Stevie at this time."
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