Being a French rugby player (Être joueur de rugby en France)
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If you’ve ever been to the south of France, you know that people there LOVE their rugby. Nicolas, a Sarlat Rugby player, is aiming to take his team to the big leagues – Fédérale Une. Let’s find out what it’s like living in Sarlat, France, and competing in such an intense sport.


  • Growing up in the French countryside [01:04]
  • What was Nicolas like growing up? [02:04]
  • What moments have shaped Nicolas’ life the most? [06:58]
  • Playing rugby in Ireland and Barcelona [09:11] 
  • The challenges Nicolas has faced – on and off the field [12:39] 
  • What mindset do you need as a rugby player? [15:34]
  • The typical day in the life of a Sarlat Rugby player [16:59]
  • What’s next for Nicolas? [18:17]
  • Advice for aspiring athletes [20:04] 


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Host: Shade Souc

Producer: Michelle Teo

Translator: Eden Rebora Mourier

Sound: Paul Candau

Creative Storytelling: Sarah Ayres

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