The rugby world lost one of its greats on Tuesday when news broke of the sudden passing of ex-France wing Christophe Dominici.
I must admit that the news had a bigger impact on me than what I imagined it would have.
Dominici was the little man everyone loved to love – especially after his heroics for France at the 1999 World Cup.
The late Jonah Lomu top-scored with eight tries, but those who can still remember the tournament will only recall one man – Dominici.
With his small frame, he danced around defenders with iconic French flair and bags of pace.
Anyway, when France lined up to face the All Blacks in the semis they were given no chance. It was a typical David versus Goliath story.
Dominici ended up scoring the try that swung the match in favour of the French, splitting two All Blacks defenders to gather a kick from scrumhalf Fabien Galthie and give his side a 29-24 lead.
They ended the match 43-31 victors, with the little Dominici being the toast of the town.
Dominici died at the young age of 48, but his legacy will live on.