Melbourne’s Felise Kaufusi will miss this week’s game against Penrith following the tragic death of his father, Taniela.
The Dolphins-bound backrower missed a month of action in the middle of the season – including the State of Origin decider – to travel to America to be with his father, who has been hospitalised in Los Angeles.
Kaufusi had returned to the Storm a couple of weeks ago, playing for the first time in a month.
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“Everyone at Melbourne Storm is saddened to hear of the passing of Felise Kaufusi’s father, Taniela on Saturday morning,” the club wrote in a statement.
“Felise will miss Thursday’s match against the Panthers to be with his family.
“Our thoughts are with the Kaufusi family during this time.”
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