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French rugby player Jordan Michallet dies suddenly aged 29

French rugby player Jordan Michallet dies suddenly aged 29.


FRENCH rugby player Jordan Michallet dies suddenly aged 29 as tributes to social media for the Rouen rugby star, who was poised to become a father, according to the Mirror.
French Pro D2 club confirmed the tragic news of Michallet’s sudden death on January 18 in a statement: “The Rouen Normandie Rugby family is deeply saddened to announce the passing of our dear Jordan Michallet.
“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 statement concluded.
The 29-year-old, who also featured for the likes of Grenoble, Strasbourg and Bourgoin, played at fly-half and according to the Mirror , was a major force in Rouen’s rise to the D2 from France’s lower divisions.
France Rugby paid tribute to the rugby player, writing on Twitter: ” The rugby family is bereaved today after the death of Rouen Normandie Rugby player Jordan Michallet. Our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.”


Stade Français Paris Rugby club said: “It is with sadness that the Stade Français Paris learned of the death of Jordan Michallet, player of Rouen Normandie Rugby.
“The entire Club sends its sincere condolences to his family, his loved ones and his club.”


Oyonnax Rugby club wrote: “The Oyonnax Rugby club joins the pain of the RNR following the tragic loss of their player Jordan Michallet. We send our sincere condolences to his family, his loved ones, his club and all the people who loved him.”


France’s National Rugby League’s official Twitter account said: “The tragic death of Jordan Michallet leaves the world of rugby in shock. The LNR sends its most sincere condolences to his family, loved ones, club Rouen Normandie Rugby and teammates.”


Stade Toulousain Rugby club wrote: “Stade Toulousain Rugby joins the great rugby family to send its condolences to the family and loved ones of Jordan Michallet, player of Rouen Normandie Rugby, who died today.”


Canal Rugby club said: “It is with deep sadness that we learn of the passing of Jordan Michallet. All our thoughts are with his family, his loved ones and his club.”


Former club Grenoble wrote: “It is with immense pain that we learned of the passing of Jordan Michallet this afternoon.”

Sadly, Jordan Michallet leaves behind a wife who he recently married.


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