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Sport France rugby legend Christophe Dominici, dies suddenly at 48

19:15  24 november  2020
19:15  24 november  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Ex- France rugby international Christophe Dominici has been found dead in tragic circumstances in a park. Dominici , 48 , was best known for helping France knock out the New Dominici played 67 times for his country and won the French championship five times with Stade Français before retiring in 2008.

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Former France and Stade Francais winger Christophe Dominici has died aged 48, his former rugby club said on Tuesday.

'It is with immense sadness that the Stade Francis learns of the death of Christophe Dominici,' his former club said in a statement.

Dominici earned 67 caps for Les Bleus and played a starring role in the 1999 World Cup side which famously stunned the All Blacks in the semi-finals before losing to Australia.

Dominici scored a stunning try in that semi-final victory over a Jonah Lomu-inspired New Zealand, a game widely recognised as the greatest in the history of the Rugby World Cup.

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Les Bleus had slipped 24-10 behind at Twickenham before launching an incredible comeback, adding 33 points to just seven conceded to claim an astonishing 44-31 victory.

But they were blown away 35-12 by the Wallabies in the final at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.

Dominici also represented his country at both the 2003 and 2007 World Cups. He gained notoriety after earning a yellow card for a cynical trip on Jason Robinson during the semi-final against England in Sydney in 2003.

He won four Six Nations titles with Les Bleus, including two grand slams in 1998 and 2004.

He called a halt to his international career after defeat by Argentina in the Bronze medal match at the 2007 tournament, held in France.

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Former Gloucester centre Martin Roberts has died suddenly at the age of 48 , the Premiership club have announced. Gloucester-born Roberts, who could also play at full-back, started his career with Cheltenham and joined the Cherry and Whites for the 1989-90 season.

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He also starred for La Valette, Toulon and Stade Francais during a glittering club career in his homeland where he won five league titles and appeared in two European finals.

The French rugby Twitter account was quick to pass on its condolences, writing: 'The great French rugby family is in mourning after the tragic death of our winger Christophe Dominici, we are thinking especially of his family and loved ones.'

Irish legend Brian O'Driscoll tweeted his disbelief at the sudden passing of Dominici, writing: 'Very sad to hear of the sudden passing of Christophe Dominici.

'A French player full of flair with huge success throughout his career. May he RIP.'

World Rugby also posted a tribute to Dominici on Twitter, which read: “A legend of France Rugby and an all-time great of the game. Rest In Peace, Christophe Dominici.”

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Death of Christophe Dominici: his family recalls that "the suicide thesis has not been proven" .
The family of rugby player Christophe Dominici asks the media to no longer mention a "suicide". © Colin Max / ABACA The family of rugby player Christophe Dominici asks the media to stop talking about "suicide". This Tuesday, November 24, Christophe Dominici died at the age of 48 after a fall of ten meters in the park of Saint-Cloud, in Hauts-de-Seine. His wife was present at the scene. In shock, she could not be heard by the police.

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