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Stade Francais teenager Nicolas Chauvin dies after sustaining neck injury in match

Stade Francais academy player Nicolas Chauvin has died after breaking his neck in a match for the French club.

The 19-year-old was rushed to hospital after suffering the injury in contact and the club later confirmed on Wednesday evening he had succumbed to his injuries that caused him to go into cardiac arrest.

A statement released by Stade Francais read: “It is with great sadness that the Stade Francais Paris announces the death of Nicolas Chauvin, young hopeful of the club, who died tonight at CHU Pellegrin in Bordeaux.

“Following an accident at the Espoirs game in Begles, Nicolas suffered a cervical trauma that resulted in cardiac arrest and cerebral anoxia.

“Today, all our thoughts are with the family of Nicolas to whom all the members of the club send their most sincere condolences.

“Stade Francais Paris is in mourning.”

A number of rugby clubs have posted messages of condolence in support of the French club.

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