Sad news for rugby fans. Franck Lascassies, a young player and former French youth international, died suddenly on March 9 at the age of 21. As indicated by RMC Sport, the young right pillar had started in the Bayonne team before continuing his training on the side of Pau in 2017, leaving the club two years later.
The southern player was a young hope who also proved himself in all categories of the French rugby team: in the U17, U18, U19 and U20 development (sort of U20 bis team) between 2015 and 2019. social networks, a shower of tributes was sent to the athlete, starting with the French Rugby Federation. “We learned with immense sadness today of the death of Franck Lascassies, former player of our France Youth teams at the age of 21. All our condolences to his family and loved ones”.
FFR president Bernard Laporte also paid tribute to the young player on his Twitter account. “I am saddened to learn of the death of Franck Lascassies, player of the France U20 development team. With his team, he also won the title of European U18 champion. Franck was steeped in talent. All my condolences to his family and loved ones,” said the former secretary of state for sports.
While the funeral of Franck Lascassies took place this Friday, June 12 in a select committee (due to the health crisis), these former regional clubs saluted the memory on social networks, as evidenced by their messages.