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Portuguese international rugby player dies in car accident in France |  Football

Portuguese international rugby player dies in car accident in France | Football

Portuguese international rugby player Pierre Mateo Fernandes died on Saturday in France at the age of 22, the victim of a traffic accident, the player's club announced in a statement, and the Portuguese Rugby Federation (FPR) confirmed the news moments later.

“It is with deep sadness and great emotion that we learn of the death of one of our players, Pierre Mathieu Fernandez, in a car accident this morning. Pierre Mathieu was only 22 years old,” Vien wrote, without providing further details. .

In addition to having already played for the main team, Fernandes became a European Rugby runner-up with Portugal in 2021.


“FPR extends its sincere condolences to Pierre’s entire family and thanks them for their contribution to sport,” the organization wrote in a note of condolence published on its official channels.

This player of Portuguese origin trained in Clermont, and currently plays for Vienne Rugby Club, in the first national division, the French third division, after playing last season in Chambery.

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