Nicolas Chauvin suffered a broken neck and a heart attack following a tackle in a game at the weekend against Bordeaux.
In a statement, the club said: “It is with great sadness that the Stade Français Paris announces the death of Nicolas Chauvin, young hopeful of the club, who died tonight at CHU Pellegrin in Bordeaux.

They followed this up by saying “Today, all our thoughts are with the family of Nicolas to whom all the members of the club send their most sincere condolences.

“Stade Français Paris is in mourning”.