In­jured boy is All Black’s son

Wanganui Chronicle - - Front Page -

The young boy hurt at Auck­land Air­port on Thurs­day is the son of All Black Vaea Fi­fita, the All Blacks have con­firmed. The boy, Paula, who turns 2 this month, was at the air­port with fam­ily and was hurt on a con­veyor belt. He is re­cov­er­ing in Mid­dle­more Hospi­tal. Vaea Fi­fita said: “He had an op­er­a­tion on his arm and is do­ing okay. My part­ner and I would like to thank air­port, emer­gency ser­vices and hospi­tal staff for all their sup­port.” Ton­gan-born Fi­fita made his de­but as an All Black in 2017 against Samoa. A full in­ves­ti­ga­tion of the in­ci­dent is un­der way, a Civil Aviation Author­ity spokesman said.

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