A rugby club has paid tribute to a young French player who died crossing a road in Howald on Saturday.
A 13 year old boy, Oscar, was crossing the street with his bicycle in rue de Gasperich, at around 4:25pm when he was knocked down by a passing car. According to police, the adolescent later died of his injuries in hospital. Oscar was a member of the Rugby Club Luxembourg with which he played in the U14s section.
“Having watched the World Cup of 2011 where his native France contested the final against the All Blacks, Oscar decided it was the sport for him. Oscar went through the ranks of the RCL ecole de rugby before becoming a valued member of the U14 squad, respected by his team mates and peers alike,” RCL’s Paul Sweetnam told Delano, describing him as a “maverick” player.
The youngster played seven seasons with RCL as flanker and winger. “His flexibility and willingness to do whatever was best for the team, his enthusiasm at training and an infectious smile will be sorely missed by all,” Sweetnam added, saying all of the club’s thoughts were with the family.
“At an appropriate time in the future, a mark of remembrance or memorial will be discussed with his father, Christophe, and mother, Anne.”
Police were appealing for witnesses to Saturday’s collision. Anyone who has relevant information should phone 113.