Former France winger Christophe Dominici dies aged 48

Christophe Dominici has played 67 Tests for France

Christophe Dominici has played 67 Tests for France

Former France worldwide winger Christophe Dominici has passed away at the age of 48 on Tuesday.

Carter, the record point scorer in global rugby, had a playing career that overlapped with Dominici's 67 appearances for France between 1998 and 2007.

"It is with enormous sadness and heartbreak that Stade Francais Paris learn of the death of Christophe Dominici", read the statement.

The French Rugby Federation (FFR) and Dominici's former club Stade Francais confirmed the Bleus great had passed away on Tuesday, with no cause of death revealed.

He won 67 caps for France between 1998 and 2007, scoring a memorable try in their stunning 43-31 semi-final win over New Zealand in the 1999 World Cup, eliminating the All Blacks, then led by the late great Jonah Lomu.

After starting his career at La Valette, Christophe Dominici joined Toulon in his early 20s, before joining Stade Francais in 1997, where he played for 11 seasons.

"It is with vast sadness that Stade Francais learns of the death of Christophe Dominici", Stade Francais said in a statement. We are especially concerned about his family and loved ones.

Dominici played 67 times for France. winning four Six Nations-winning teams and two Grand Slams. "Our thoughts go out to his family, his partner Loretta, his daughters Chiara and Mia". "Rest In Peace dear friend".

The official Irish Rugby Twitter account paid tribute to the retired winger following the news of his death.

"So much sadness. Christophe Dominici was an vast player, an artist. The world of sport has lost a true legend".

Brian O'Driscoll added: "Very sad to hear of the sudden passing of Christophe Dominici". One French player with tremendous success throughout his career.

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