General Luke Tipene RIP

Had his throat cut... WTF would anyone do such a thing?
When we had beef as teenagers it ended up in a black eye, bust lip and maybe a wonky nose but never murder,...

It is the age of Grand Theft Auto etc, added to lack of personal responsibility, an excuse for everything, copious alcohol and there you go.

Shocking waste of life.
 
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League star Luke Tipene stabbed outside party
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Teens at an Auckland party say they tried to save the life of a young league player who was killed on the street outiside early this morning.

Luke Tipene, 17, died just after midnight outside a Grey Lynn house.

Police were yet to officially release his name but next of kin have been informed. They have launched a homicide investigation.

"He was stabbed somewhere in his neck. People were trying to stop the blood themselves," said witness Maya Rayneau, 19, who was overseeing her younger sister's party.

Partygoers had tried to keep Tipene warm while they waited for emergency services.

It was Rayneau who called police and retrieved a towel from her apartment to attempt to stop the bleeding.

However, the hosts say their party is are not linked to the death. They did not know Tipene and said he wasn't at the party.

They denied earlier reports that there was a large brawl involving members of their group.

"It looked big and crazy because so many people were trying to help," said Rayneau.

There were around 40 Western Springs College students at the party on the fourth floor apartment on Great North Rd.

The incident occurred after the party had finished and the partygoers had moved onto the street.

Tipene was apparently in a separate group of four or five people when he was attacked.

"He practically got jumped. People saw (the attacker) run. The actual stabbing incident was really quick," said Rayneau.

Today, blood still stained Great North Rd and Coleridge St.

Broken bottles were on the footpath as police questioned locals, and a bloody towel hung over a white picket fence.

'IT'S AWFUL FOR LUKE'S FAMILY'

New Zealand Rugby League officials and players have paid tribute to the promising young player.

Tipene was a member of the New Zealand 16s side last year and the captain of the Akarana side that won the national 17s competition this year.

Tipene had come through the Warriors development system and had been contracted to the team's National Youth Cup, under 20s squad next season.

Warriors academy and pathways manager Duane Mann spoke to his family this morning to pass on condolences on behalf of the club.

"This is awful for Luke's family as well as all of us at the club," said Mann.

"We're absolutely devastated and are all trying to come to terms with what has happened."

"We held Luke in the highest regard. He was a player with real ability who was just starting out on his dream of becoming a professional rugby league player. To lose someone so young with so much talent is terrible."

The New Zealand 16s side is in Whangarei for a game against their Samoa counterparts today, ahead of the main match between New Zealand and Samoa.

Coach Jeff Whittaker said they were told of Tipene's death early today.

"We were just told earlier this morning about a young boy that was part of our squad last year and basically it's like losing a son. He was just a great kid with a great attitude."

Whittaker said Tipene led the side's haka last year during their match and had a lot of "mana".

"He was just a great young kid, he had come from a background where it was pretty hard and he just set himself some goals and he was just going to achieve in life.

"He was always the first boy when we were at our elite camps to get up and clean the tables, and put the dishes away. He just wore the jersey last year with that much pride and he was just an outstanding young kid. He was what our New Zealand 15s legacy was all about really."

Whittaker said many of the current squad were struggling to come to terms with Tipene's death

"It's quite a sad time for a lot of these boys . . . they have actually looked up to Luke as one of the old boys coming through. It's quite a sad time when it's meant to be their most exciting time," he said.

"Everyone knew him, he made everyone feel welcome it don't matter where they had come from he would just open his arms and his heart up to everybody. He always had a smile, he liked to play a bit of fun with you. He kept you on your toes, but it was just joyful and fun."

Whittaker said Tipene, who played at lock, was on a "pathway to make it right the way through" in league.

A Facebook page has been set up in memory of Tipene.

"Sad to say someone so bright and motivated go so early, gone but never forgotten. His place in everyone's heart will never be replaced due to him being one of a kind," the page said.

It is understood there may be a minutes silence before this afternoon's game, in memory of Tipene.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/10689424/League-star-Luke-Tipene-killed-in-street-brawl
 
Very sad indeed, just too young and immature to realize the severity and consequences of the actions ...heat of the moment stuff, young fullas partying with plenty of testosterone and a crowd to show off in front of.. not a good mix..

RIP young man ...No good war and fighting it just ruins everything therefore one day everything will be ruined, just saying.
 
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Tragic and a waste of two lives. The scumbag who stabbed him has been charged with murder in the youth court. I hope he gets an adult sentence... I don't give a shit if he's 16 - you don't have to be a mature adult to realise if you stab someone in the neck they might die.
 

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Luke Tipene Celebration Day unites Auckland rugby league community
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Remembered: Luke Tipene, 17.

The rugby league community has united to organise the Luke Tipene Celebration Day on Sunday, February 15 to honour the promising 17-year-old who died after an inner city incident on November 1 last year.

Four Warriors teams and two from Luke's club Glenora will feature in a three-game programme at the Bears' home ground at Harold Moody Reserve in Glen Eden.

Glenora, the Akarana Zone, Auckland Rugby League, New Zealand Rugby League and the Warriors have joined forces for the occasion.

Luke, who oozed enthusiasm in all he did, had been contracted by the Warriors as an NYC player for the 2015 season and was about to begin pre-season training with the club at the time of his death.

Warriors academy and pathways manager Duane Mann, a former Glenora player himself, said the rugby league community had come together to put on a day to both honour Luke and to provide support for his family.

"Luke was just starting out on his dream of becoming a professional rugby league player," he said.

"To lose someone so young with so much talent was devastating for everyone who knew him. We're all united in making this day a special tribute to him."

Luke's uncle Sean Wilson said the family was overwhelmed by the level of support.

"We're overcome by the way the rugby league community has worked together to make this day possible," he said.

"The effort being made by Glenora, Akarana, the ARL, the NZRL and the Warriors is truly amazing.

"We're so grateful to everyone involved for making this day a true celebration for Luke."

After an official opening at 10am, the first of the three scheduled games will kick off at 11am with Glenora's Fox Memorial squad facing a Junior Warriors selection followed by a match at 12.45pm between the Warriors' NYC and New South Wales Cup teams.

The final game at 2.45pm will be especially poignant pitting a Glenora 17/18 side against the Warriors Academy. Luke played for the Glenora side that won the Auckland Rugby League's Under-17 championship last season and he was named the ARL's Under-17 Player of the Year.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/leagu...on-day-unites-auckland-rugby-league-community

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Awesome day at the Glenora Bears club. Great turn out by the league community to celebrate the life of Luke Tipene. Before his Glenora age group team played they were welcomed onto the field with a fierce haka that chilled the bones.

Luke Tipene RIP...

In Pictures | Luke Tipene Celebration Day
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