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NRL Club Manager Drowns

A manager of the high profile Melbourne Storm National Rugby League club drowned early this morning after jumping off a waterfront peer in Auckland’s downtown area.

Michael Moore, 35, the team manager of the club, died after jumping into the water around 3am. Police were called after members of the public attempted to save the man. Navy divers recovered the man’s body at approximately 4:30am.

Witnesses say Mr Moore was drinking with members of his team at a wharf-bar near the America’s Cup village, and was in high spirits when he ran in the direction of the pier.

A post mortem of the man will be carried out today who police say may have hit his head on a submerged pontoon.

Police say they may prosecute the bar the man was drinking at if alcohol played a part in the man’s death.

The Melbourne Warriors were in town Auckland last night to play their first game of the season against the Auckland Warriors.

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