March 20, 2018 / 11:26 AM / a month ago

Former Samoa and All Blacks flanker Mika dies at age 45

(Reuters) - Former Samoa and All Blacks flanker Dylan Mika died in Auckland on Tuesday at the age of 45, his family said in a statement released by New Zealand Rugby.

Local media reported he had died from a suspected heart attack.

Mika played two tests for Samoa and seven for the All Blacks who he represented at the 1999 World Cup.

Reporting by Simon Jennings, editing by Ed Osmond

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