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David Skrela

David Skrela

French rugby union footballer
David Skrela
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro French rugby union footballer
Is Athlete Rugby union player
From France
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 2 March 1979, Toulouse, France
Age 42 years
Star sign Pisces
Family
Father: Jean-Claude Skrela
Siblings: Gaëlle Skrela
Stats
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 94 kg
Sports Teams
France national rugby union team
Stade Toulousain
Stade Français
ASM Clermont Auvergne
US Colomiers
US Colomiers
David Skrela
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

David Skrela (born 2 March 1979 in Toulouse, France) is a French rugby union footballer. He plays for the French national side and for ASM Clermont Auvergne as a fly-half or centre. He is renowned for his tackles and his kick.

Skrela is the son of the famous French international rugby player and coach Jean-Claude Skrela. His sister, Gaëlle, is a professional basketball player. He is of Polish descent on his father's side. At his father's insistence, he completed a diploma in civil engineering at Toulouse's Institut National des Sciences Appliquées before beginning his rugby career full-time. Godwin, Hugh "Keys to No 10 rest in Skrela's hungry hands", The Independent, 11 February 2007 He is married to Celine, and has a daughter and a son. Cabiro and Mathieu "Carnet rose: Skrela papa". Stade Français official website, 4 March 2008. In three years, he won the Heineken Cup and the bouclier de brennus with Toulouse. In the 2010 Heineken Cup Final he scored three penalties and two drop goals as Toulouse defeated Biarritz. On 11 May 2011 he was selected by Marc Lièvremont to participate in the next 2011 Rugby World Cup. The French coach underlined Skrela's skills and maturity. France were beaten in the final by hosts New Zealand.

Career

Club

  • 1997–2003: US Colomiers
  • 2003–2008: Stade Français
  • 2008–2011: Stade Toulousain
  • 2011–2013: ASM Clermont Auvergne
  • 2013- : US Colomiers

International

Skrela, right, holding ball; France vs. Argentina, 7 September 2007

Skrela won his first full international cap for France on 30 June 2001 against New Zealand. He did not earn his second until six years later, when his performances for Stade Français attracted the attention of French coach Bernard Laporte. He was part of the 2007 France Six Nations and World Cup squads and played in many of the team's matches. After returning to his hometown club Toulouse he was again selected under new coach Marc Lièvremont for France's 2008 autumn tests.

(Source: French Rugby Federation official website profile.)

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 12 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/8687906.stm
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-union/hugh-godwin-keys-to-no-10-rest-in-skrelas-hungry-hands-435924.html
http://www.stade.fr/actualite/article/view/6817
https://web.archive.org/web/20081023075206/http://www.ffr.fr/index.php/ffr/equipes_de_france/xv_de_france/tous_les_joueurs/skrela_david_19790302
http://www.ercrugby.com/eng/36_4571.php?player=678
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2184798/
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