Former French rugby international Christophe Dominici has been found dead at the age of 48 in a park near Paris, police said Tuesday.
He had a deceptive change of pace and a shimmy that could lose and confuse defenders.
After he retired, then-national coach Bernard Laporte gave Dominici a coaching role. He also worked as a media pundit.
The French Rugby Federation said Dominici had "left his imprint on an entire generation of rugby".