Stade Francais have made tickets for the European Champions Cup clash with Ospreys free of charge as they pay tribute to Nicolas Chauvin, who passed away this week.

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The Stade teenager died following a serious injury in an academy match against Bordeaux on Sunday.

The club confirmed on Wednesday that Chauvin had suffered a “cervical trauma that resulted in cardiac arrest and cerebral anoxia”.

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And for their next match – against Ospreys on Friday – the Top 14 outfit will welcome supporters to pay their respects to the 19-year-old.

Announcing free entry to the game, a notice on the Stade website read: “We will meet you at the opening of the gates at 1915 to honour the memory of Nicolas and support his family.”

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The French Rugby Federation (FFR) has offered its condolences to Chauvin’s family and will see a minute’s applause take place before matches around the country this weekend.

The FFR added that it has requested an “exceptional meeting” with World Rugby in a bid to continue an “evolution of the rules” in order to protect players.

Below is the tweet where Stade Francais offered the free tickets to Ospreys fans.

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