Former Vale star remembered

Lewis Leauamona.
Lewis Leauamona.

LEWIS Leaumoana, who died in a car crash in New Zealand in February, made eight appearances for the Vale of Lune after making his debut against Broughton Park in February 2010 at Powderhouse Lane.

His powerful running brought him four tries. One key to his success was that he always preferred to use his Samoan side-step, ie: run straight through an opponent rather than around them, as he illustrated with a try in his last game at Burnage in April 2010 when he lined up and demolished a lone defender.