The President of Rugby League Samoa says the local community is still coming to terms with the sudden death of Toa Samoa representative Alex Elisala.
Radio New Zealand International understands the 20 year old was involved in a road accident on Saturday evening and he died yesterday after his life support was switched off.
Elisala made his test debut for Samoa against Tonga earlier this month in Sydney and the President of Rugby League Samoa, Tagaloa Faafouina Su'a, says everyone is praying for him and his family.
"The Samoan saying translated as 'we sleep in peace and joy but death comes to destroy' and I think that's exactly what happened. At this stage it's still trying to sink in the tragedy and hoping whatever plans Rugby League Samoa and our churches in Australia like to do something to support the family and the fans."
Tagaloa Faafouina Su'a.