Maria Tutaia will miss the rest of this year's Quad Series.
Maria Tutaia lines up a shot against South Africa.
1 NEWS understands the Silver Ferns vice captain will miss the rest of the tournament due to a bereavement.
As a result, Tutaia will miss games against England tomorrow night in Auckland and Australia on Sunday.
Tutaia scored 28 goals on 82 per cent shooting in the team's opening match against South Africa - a 63-56 win.
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