Former rugby union player ‘shot dead outside bar in Paris’

Former rugby union player 'shot dead outside bar in Paris'

Former Argentina rugby union player ‘shot dead outside a bar in Paris.’ The renowned player was gunned down and shot five times.

Former Rugby international Federico Martín Aramburu played 22 games for Argentina. He had also been a member of the team at the 2007 World Cup. The former rugby union player was shot dead on Saturday, March 19. He had been involved in a fight at a bar in Paris before the fatal shooting occurred.

L’Equipe and Olé reported that he was shot dead outside the hotel where he had been staying. The former sportsman has been planning on watching the France-England Six Nations match.

42-year-old Aramburu leaves behind three children. According to reports, he had been involved in a fight but had then headed back to his hotel room. He then left his room and headed downstairs to have a smoke. At this point, he was approached by a car and shots were fired.

As reported by 20 minutes, the former rugby union player was shot five times. A murder investigation had been launched by the criminal brigade of the French police.

One suspect is already said to have been arrested only hours after the fatal shooting took place.

Rugby World Cup took to Twitter and commented: “The rugby family mourns the loss of former Argentina winger Federico Martín Aramburú at the age of 42.

“Part of the @lospumas squad who finished third at RWC 2007, he won 22 caps for his country and represented the likes of Glasgow Warriors, Perpignan and Biarritz.”

Thank you for taking the time to read this article, do remember to come back and check The Euro Weekly News website for all your up-to-date local and international news stories and remember, you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Written by

Alex Glenn

Originally from the UK, Alex is based in Almeria and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at