Rugby legend beaten to death in popular French bar

The family of a former South African rugby player is in mourning after he was brutally murdered in a French bar over the weekend.

According to local reports, 63-year-old Barend Britz was beaten to death by an unknown assailant who entered the popular Perpignan nightspot Britz owned.

The man reportedly stormed the bar and Britz, throwing chairs and breaking windows.

When Britz attempted to calm him down, he was repeatedly struck over the head.

Britz was rushed to hospital but succumbed to his injuries.

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