a tribute paid on the rugby pitches this weekend

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A tribute will be paid to Thomas on the rugby pitches. Sandrine THESILLAT / Sandrine Thesillat / Panoramic

The French Rugby Federation announced that a minute of silence would be observed at all matches this weekend in tribute to Thomas, a teenager killed in Crépol.

French rugby will pay tribute to one of its licensees. Almost a week after the death of Thomas, a teenager killed on Saturday November 18 during a community festival in Crépol (Drôme), the French Rugby Federation (FFR) is mobilizing to honor his memory. “A minute of silence will be observed at all weekend meetings,” indicates this Friday the FFR in a press release.

Thomas, 16, was a member of the RC Romans-Péage club, where he notably played Philippe Saint-André, originally from Romans-sur-Isère and very touched by the tragedy.

“As soon as the death was announced, the FFR, in conjunction with the Auvergne Rhône Alpes League, immediately intervened with the club with its psychological unit to support all those who were shocked by the tragedy,” continues the Federation. “Once again, the FFR would like to express its sincere compion to Thomas’ family, his teammates, the club as well as the entire Crépol community, affected by this tragic event. Our thoughts are with each of them during this period of deep mourning which calls for contemplation.”

For its part, the National Rugby League (LNR), in charge of professional competitions, also specified that a tribute would be paid to Thomas on the Top 14 pitches.

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