Condolences from Ospreys Rugby

The thoughts of everybody at Ospreys Rugby is with the family and friends of Nicolas Chauvin, the 19-year old Stade Francais youth player who died tragically on Wednesday evening.

Nicolas suffered a broken neck after a tackle early in a youth match at Bordeaux on Sunday.

The injury led to the back-row suffering a cardiac arrest and brain damage due to a lack of oxygen.

He was taken to hospital and had emergency surgery on his neck, but in a statement Stade said he died on Wednesday in hospital.

Our players, staff and supporters will stand beside all at Stade Francais in paying our respects on Friday evening.

RIP Nicolas