Stade Francais Pay Tribute To Player Who Died With Top Class Gesture

Rest in peace.

Stade Francais have announced that tickets for their Heineken Champions Cup clash with Ospreys will be made free of charge as they pay tribute to academy player Nicolas Chauvin who tragically died this week.

Chauvin passed away after suffering a serious injury in an academy match over the weekend. The nineteen-year-old was hurt early on during Stade’s clash with Bordeaux Begles and was forced to undergo emergency surgery on a fractured neck.

But unfortunately it was confirmed on Monday that he died in hospital after suffering “cervical trauma that resulted in cardiac arrest and cerebral anoxia”. Announcing free entry to the game, a notice on the Stade website read:

“We will meet you at the opening of the gates at 1915 to honour the memory of Nicolas and support his family.”

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