French Flair Rugby

Christophe Kwiecinski

Rugby, a lifeschool


Rugby-The game


A game played by two teams of 15 players, each on a rectangular field 110 yards long with goal lines and goal posts at either end. The objective is to run with an oval ball across the opponent ' s goal line, or to kick it through the upper position of the goal posts.
This involves forward passing, and time-outs are not permitted.
Rugby is a team sport that develops leadership, team spirit, courage, sportsmanship, and friendship.

Benefits for children

action de jeu
  • Perseverence
  • Team work
  • Courage
  • Calmness under pressure
  • Vision
  • Endurance
  • Leadership

Key sucess factors

Ecole de rugby
  1. Top notch ball handling is one of the keys to a successful rugby team.
    It takes constant practice to perfect.
    Handling skills can be improved individually or in a group setting.
    It is essential to make the most of every training session.
  2. A rugby team may be great going forward, and have the best organized defense in the league, but if the players lack tackling skills they will be at a huge disadvantage.
    Tackilng is one of the fundamental skills of rugby, and can always be improved, whatever position you play.
  3. Good consistant kicking wins matches.
    Beyond the familiar myth that it is only the scrum half or fly half who needs to know how to kick, in modern rugby every player must kick with accuracy and recognize when it is the right situation to do so.
  4. During a rugby match, positional discipline and tactics often make the difference between the two teams engaged.
    It is crucial that every player knows his/her position, what is expected of him/her and where the teammates will be on the pitch.
  5. It covers various drills and analysis of different game situations to help coaches develop theirs players' skills and decisions making.
  6. Players must have both physical and mental abilities.
    The role of the mind has been increasingly recognized as being a key component of sporting success.
  7. Visiting international rugby stars will join the instruction team for periods of one week, two or three times a year.

French Flair

"Rugby , what is it? " A sport? Unquestionably, and beautifully toned. A passion? Oh yes , and fortunately incurable ! A religion? God, almost! A brotherhood ? I swear , as it is true that the word rugby is both a Sesame and rallying . A mode of education ? Better yet, it is ethics that man has more than ever , a philosophy of action , both gallant and virtuous . Rugby ... strange game , a masterpiece that the past has left us with his strength and balance test that exalts the courage and called humility, that fight can not be meaningful without respect for the opponent . We do not play Rugby, Rugby is one completely .
Henri Garcia

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cognac-begles 1991

Christophe Kwiecinski-About me

French rugby player

27 years of rugby

10 years professional player on first division

National title 1990/1991 (Begles)

Winner "Challenge Yves Du Manoir" 1990/1991 (Begles)

Clubs: La Rochelle, Salles, Begles

Diploma educator rugby