David Skrela

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David Skrela
David Skrela France-Wales-207.jpg
Full name David Skrela
Date of birth (1979-03-02) March 2, 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Toulouse, France
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 98 kg (15 st 6 lb)
Notable relative(s) Jean-Claude Skrela (rugby player)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fly-half, Centre
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Stade Français
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1997–2003
2003–2008


2008–2011
2011 –

Colomiers
Stade Français
Toulouse
ASM Clermont Auvergne
correct as of February 2, 2011.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2001– France 23 (112)
correct as of 24 November 2011.

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, February 11, 2007 He is married to Celine, and has a daughter and a son. Cabiro and Mathieu "Carnet rose: Skrela papa". Stade Français official website, March 4, 2008 In tre years, he won the Heineken cup and The bouclier de brennus with Toulouse. On May 11, 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.

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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.)

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