French Rugby Federation, due to use Trinity School as team base, make first official visit.
Trinity School, Croydon, a Team Base for Rugby World Cup 2015, has hosted their first official visit from the French Rugby Federation prior to the tournament.
With less than nine months to go, the Rugby World Cup is fast approaching and planning for the France's stay in Croydon is in full swing.
Head coach and French Rugby legend Philippe Saint-André, pictured, was one of the party to visit the school in order to see first-hand the world class facilities that the school has to offer.
The tour party were very impressed with the set up and the facilities on offer. Saint-André commented: “The countdown really is on and we are looking forward to staying at Trinity School,Croydon and experiencing Rugby World Cup 2015 not only in the match venues but in and around the local area.”
Saint-André also took time out to meet Trinity’s 1st XV and join in their video review session. Director of Rugby Aaron Liffchak said “It was great to get some input from someone who is so experienced and knowledgeable about the Game, the boys really absorbed everything that he had to say”.
France were finalists during RWC 2011 and Director of Sport, Matt Richbell commented: “We are all getting really excited about hosting a team as distinguished as France. The students and staff really enjoyed meeting some of the French coaching staff. We genuinely appreciate Philippe and his team taking so much time out of their busy schedule to talk to everyone.”