Our series "Rugby, a sport on borrowed time"
For years, the debate on concussions and player health has stirred up the microcosm without ever getting to the bottom of things. Even if this awareness has led to an evolution of the rules, a hardening of the sanctions on head shocks, there have been in recent years serious accidents, premature career stoppages, cases of early dementia ... and even the dead. The writer and freelance journalist Ludovic Ninet, author of "Petit Éloge du rugby" and "L'Affaire Cécillon: Chantal, récit d'un féminicide", investigated for months. Le Parisien-Aujourd'hui en France exclusively delivers the fruit of this investigative work in an exciting series in four episodes.
What exactly happened on the lawn of the André-Moga stadium in Bègles, on the outskirts of Bordeaux, on Sunday, December 9, 2018? Nearly five years after the tragedy, a veil of fog still surrounds the death of Nicolas Chauvin, player of the hope team of the Stade Français Paris, fallen, at the age of 18, under the joint action of two defenders of the team of the Union Bordeaux-Bègles, his opponent that day, and died three days later at the Pellegrin hospital in Bordeaux.
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