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Osborne plays for late mentor

Rashneel Kumar
Monday, May 26, 2014

OTAGO Highlanders winger Patrick Osborne dedicated his grand performance against the Crusaders in the Super Rugby competition on Saturday night to fallen friend and mentor Johnson Seeto.

Seeto, who was a lecturer in marine science at the University of the South Pacific, passed away earlier last week and was laid to rest yesterday.

Osborne, who scored a try in Highlanders loss to Crusaders 30-32, was denied the winning try at fulltime in Dunedin.

While being tackled by Crusaders fullback Israel Dagg, Osborne was deemed to have grounded the ball on the sideline and tryline at the same time in the 80th minute by television match official Vinny Munro.

The former USP student posted a picture of him with a black arm band and "RIPJS" written on his wrist on Facebook after the match.

"This game was for Johnson Seeto! Great man! Beautiful person! You will be missed," he posted with the pictures on Facebook.

Meanwhile fellow Fijian winger Nemani Nadolo, who plays for Crusaders, also scored a try.





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