Tributes paid as former France U20 international dies aged 21

Young French rugby player Franck Lascassies died this week at the age of 21. 

The prop had began his career with Bayonne, before joining Pau in 2017.

He was also selected for the France team in all the U17, U18, U19 and U20 between 2015 and 2019.

France Rugby tweeted: “We learned with immense sadness of the death of Franck Lascassies, a former player of our teams of #FranceJeunes at the age of 21. Our condolences to his family and loved ones.”

Bayonne tweeted: “It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of Franck Lascassies, 21, who went through the categories at Bayonne before leaving for Pau. The club offers its sincere condolences to the whole family and loved ones of Franck.”

 Pau also paid tribute to him.

The causes of death have not been revealed. His funeral takes place this Friday.


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