Sudden death of player Benjamin Fourquier, at only 29 years old

The world of rugby is in mourning. The young French player Benjamin Fourquier died at only 29 years old, on the night of Sunday October 9 to Monday October 10, reported our colleagues from Actu Occitanie. The sportsman, who evolved within the club of RO Agde, would have died as a result of a ruptured aneurysm. An autopsy should take place to confirm the cause of death. The young man, part of his team, disappeared just hours after the victory of his team against Rhodanien de Meyzieu, during which he came into play in the second half. In caption of a snapshot of his player proudly wearing a trophy, Rugby Olympique Agathois wrote on Facebook: “It is with great sadness that we learned this morning of the tragic disappearance of Benjamin Fourquier. ‘Bibou’ has been part of our family since 2016. We will miss his joie de vivre and his smile terribly. Rugby Olympique Agathois sends its most sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.”

Damien Bes, the sports director of RO Agde who recruited Benjamin Fourquier in 2016, painted the portrait of a “leader on and off the field”. “A boy always in a good mood who, on the pitch, proved everything”, he remembered in the columns of the Midi Libre. Thierry Dominguez, the president of the club, is also part of his emotion. “I drank a beer with him on Sunday, after the match. This boy, however, was the joy of living incarnate. After a happy experience (the title of champion of France) that we lived as a family, it It is a misfortune that we must now face, as a family too, even if it is the most difficult”, explained the leader. His co-coach at Rugby Olympique Agathois, Thomas Janik, also paid tribute to him. “He was one of the executives of our team, on the sports part but in the locker room too. He was a teaser, a guy who always had the banana, a joker. He loved to fool around in training. , before the games”he recalled this Wednesday, October 12, in the ViaRugby program, on ViaOccitanie.

Lorenzo Calligarot

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