St George Illawarra are mourning the death of Jersey Flegg player Stevenson Upulasi.
Upulasi had been involved in a car accident on Monday. The club announced the tragic news of his passing on Thursday.
There were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the crash.
Upulasi joined the Dragons' under-20 squad ahead of the 2020 season after spending the year prior with St George's SG Ball Under-18s team.
Prior to joining the Dragons, he was part of the Sharks junior representative system.
A moment's silence for Upulasi will be held prior to Saturday's NRL match between the Sharks and Dragons.
The Dragons send their sincere condolences to Upulasi's family and friends.
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