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France rugby legend Christophe Dominici dies aged 48

November 24, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

France rugby legend Christophe Dominici has died at the age of 48, according to his former club Stade Francais.

(CNN)France rugby legend Christophe Dominici has died at the age of 48, according to his former club Stade Francais.

"It is with immense sadness and deep sorrow that the Stade Francais Paris learns of the passing of Christophe Dominici," read the statement, released on Tuesday.

"During the 11 years spent under our colors, Christophe has, thanks to his incredible talent and class, greatly contributed to writing the legend of the club.

Dominici made 67 appearances for the French national side between 1998 and 2007 and will forever be remembered for the scintillating try he scored in his country's stunning victory over the All Blacks in the 1999 World Cup semifinals.

No cause of Dominici's death has been given yet.

France Rugby posted a tribute to the former player on Twitter saying the community was "mourning after the tragic death of our winger Christophe Dominici, we are thinking especially of his family and loved ones. "

World Rugby also paid its respects to one of the greatest French players of all-time: "A legend of @FranceRugby and an all-time great of the game.

Rest In Peace, Christophe Dominici. "

He eventually moved to Stade Francais in 1997 where he won five national titles.

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