Vanuatu rugby league star dies

Vanuatu's most capped rugby league international Jason Pakoasongi has died in India after a battle with cancer.

He was just 40-years-old.

Pakoasongi played in all of Vanuatu's first five Test matches and last played for them against Solomon Islands in 2016.

The centre scored three tries for his country and was a mainstay for the Port Vila Fire Ants representative team and the Port Vila Powerhouse club.

Pakoasongi leaves behind a wife and four children.