Tragedy as French player dies at 29
NEWS: Is a dark day for the French Rugby fraternity as they mourn the sudden death of flyhalf Jordan Michallet.
The 29-year-old Rouen flyhalf, who has also represented Bourgoin and Grenoble and was a France U18 international, was an integral part of the team’s rise to the Pro D2 from the Federale divisions in his three years at the club.
According to reports, Michallet’s death is s being treated as a personal tragedy by French police.
“The Rouen Normandie Rugby family is deeply saddened to announce the passing of our dear Jordan Michallet,” a club statement read.
“This awful news plunges the whole club into immense pain.
“The management and the whole club are joining forces with his family in this terrible ordeal.”
The club are set to mark his passing in their next match on Friday – which is against Carcasonne.
Grenoble coach Sylvain Bégon, who coached Michallet in his younger days said: “It’s awful. Terrible! My first thoughts are with his family, his club, and all his old buddies. It’s a real shock.”
“He was a determined boy who was easy to train. He was asking himself the right questions”.