The Rouen club, current 14th in Pro D2, announced on Tuesday the death of its opening half Jordan Michallet at the age of 29.
“The Rouen Normandie Rugby family is deeply saddened to announce the death of our dear Jordan Michallet.
This terrible news plunges the whole club into immense grief.
The management and the whole club join his family in this terrible ordeal
, ”says the Norman club.
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According to information from
, Jordan Michallet would have thrown himself from the top of a building in Rouen after having had a car accident shortly before.
The thesis of suicide would be favored by the investigators, specifies the regional daily.
Originally from Isère, Jordan Michallet started rugby in Voiron, before joining Grenoble as a junior and making his professional debut there in 2013. He then wore the colors of Bourgoin-Jallieu (2015-2017), Strasbourg ( 2017-2018) and Rouen with whom he had just extended for three years.
This season, he had scored 157 points in 16 matches (13 as a starter).