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Federico Martin Aramburu: Former Argentina rugby player killed in Paris


Former Argentina rugby player Federico Martin Aramburu fatally shot in the early hours of Saturday outside a Paris bar, according to French newspaper L’Equipe; Aramburu made 22 international appearances for his country

Last Updated: 19/03/22 8:40pm


Argentina’s Federico Martin Aramburu was killed in Paris early on Saturday, the Paris prosecutor’s office has said

Former Argentina rugby player Federico Martin Aramburu was killed in Paris early on Saturday, the Paris prosecutor’s office has said.

L’Equipe sports daily first reported Aramburu’s death.

According to the newspaper, Aramburu, 42, was fatally shot in the early hours of Saturday outside a Paris bar following an altercation involving a group of people including Aramburu and a friend of his.

The prosecutor’s office did not give more details about Aramburu’s death but confirmed shots were fired during the incident and that he died in the street.

Aramburu, who made 22 international appearances for Argentina during his career, played for Biarritz, Perpignan and Dax in the French league.

He also played for Glasgow Warriors in 2010-11 in the Pro12 league competition.

He won the French championship twice with Biarritz, in 2005 and 2006, and was part of the Argentina team that finished third at the 2007 World Cup. He could play at wing or centre.

According to L’Equipe, Aramburu lived in France and had planned to travel to Argentina next week.

Prosecutors have confirmed that a murder investigation has been opened.





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