Former France player Dominici dies at age 48


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 Français learns of the death of Christophe Dominici,” his former club said in a statement.

Dominici won 67 caps for France between 1998 and 2007, scoring a memorable try in France’s stunning 43-31 victory against New Zealand in the 1999 World Cup.

He started his club career at RC La Valette in 1991 before joining Toulon in 1993 and Stade Francais in 1997 until he ended his career 11 years later.

He won five French national titles with Stade Francais and four Six Nations titles with Les Bleus, including two grand slams in 1998 and 2004.

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