Christophe Dominici, a former member of the French Rugby Union, has died at the age of 46. The news was published by Stade Frances, for whom he played for 11 years, when he was capped 655 times.
“It is a sad and heartbreaking thing to learn from Stade Frances Paris. [death] Christoph Dominic, ”read in a statement from Stud.fr. “During our 11 years in the ring, Christophe, thanks to his incredible talent and his class, made a huge contribution to the writing of the club’s legend.
“An international 655 times, his use of the blue jersey has stunned thousands of young rugby players and allowed the French team to write the most beautiful pages in its history. Rugby talent and relentless companion, he left a great void in our large family. Our hearts are drawn to his family, his partner Loretta, his daughters Chiara and Mia.
Dominici has played for his suburban Tillon since 1993, and his stint on the wing has shifted to Stade Frances four years later. He helped the Paris team win five French Championships and made a memorable effort after France’s semi-final win over New Zealand, a big star in the 1999 Rugby World Cup.
France Rugby tweeted: “Great French rugby family mourns the tragic death of our winger Christophe Dominic. We are especially concerned about his family and loved ones. ”
Former Ireland captains Brian O’Driscall also wrote on Twitter: “I am saddened by the sudden death of Christoph Dominici. One French player with tremendous success throughout his career. Make him RIP. “
Prosecutors have launched an investigation into the cause of his death.