Former French international Christophe Dominici has been found dead at the Saint-Cloud park near Paris after a witness reported seeing a man fitting his description jumping from the roof of a disused building on Tuesday.

It was subsequently reported by local authorities that suicide was the apparent cause of death of the 67-times capped international winger, who was 48.

The diminutive Dominici scored 25 tries in a career which saw him play at three World Cups and earn a reputation as one of the premiere finishers in the northern hemisphere.

His most memorable moment in French colors came in the 1999 World Cup semi-final against the New Zealand All Blacks when he deftly controlled a ball with one hand as he raced down the left sideline with a score crucial to what would become an historic comeback.

A domestic career with Toulon and Stade Francais yielded a mammoth haul of trophies and two appearances in the European Cup Final. Dominici retired from professional rugby in 2008 after a 17-year career and moved into coaching, but would only remain under the employ of Stade Francais for a single season. (RT)