12 Feb 2009

Sonny Fai to be remembered

6:36 am on 12 February 2009

The Warriors forward Sonny Fai will be remembered at each of the club's first two National Rugbty League trial matches, the first in Hamilton tonight and the second at North Harbour Stadium on Sunday week.

The 20-year-old disappeared after saving his brother and four of his cousins from drowning at Bethells Beach on January 4.

He played for the Warriors and the Juniors last season and players in both teams will wear black armbands at Waikato Stadium, where the NRL side plays Melbourne while the NYC team plays a Waikato Selection.

They'll wear them again at North Harbour Stadium 10 days later when the NRL squad takes on North Queensland and the NYC side meets the Auckland Vulcans.

There will also be a minute's silence at both stadiums before the NRL matches .

And the public will be able to contribute to the Victoria bush fire appeal at Waikato Stadium with a coin collection throughout the evening.