Paris - A French teenager is in a serious condition in intensive care after suffering a heart attack while playing rugby at the weekend.
Nicolas Chauvin, 19, suffered the cardiac arrest while playing for
the Stade Francais youth academy at Bordeaux-Begles, the Parisian club
said on Monday.
The teenager has also had surgery on a broken neck following Sunday's match.
Back-rower Chauvin was tackled in the fifth minute and his pulse was
re-established by members of the emergency services on the field before
he was taken to a local hospital.
This incident comes four months after the death of another young
French rugby player, Louis Fajfrowski, who suffered a heart attack in
the changing room after receiving a heavy tackle playing for Aurillac in
a pre-season game.