|Date of birth||1 October 1949|
|Place of birth||Colomiers, France|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||199 lb (90 kg)|
|Notable relative(s)||David Skrela|
|Rugby union career|
Jean-Claude Skrela (born 1 October 1949 in Colomiers, Haute-Garonne) is a former coach of the French national rugby union team. His son, David Skrela, is a French rugby union player and his daughter, Gaëlle Skrela, is a professional basketball player.
The son of Polish refugees (father came from the village Kobiela[disambiguation needed], the mother of the village Charbinowice), he played rugby union for Toulouse. He played 46 times for France as a back row forward, culminating in a Five Nations Grand Slam in 1977. He also scored the first four-point try in a major Test match on 20 November 1971, when he charged down a kick from Australian fullback Arthur McGill.
Skrela took over as national team coach from Pierre Berbizier after the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Despite France's historic 43-31 victory over the All Blacks in their World Cup semi-final at Twickenham, Skrela was heavily criticised for his team's performance in the early part of the 1999 World Cup. The French went on to lose the 6 November final to 35-12 Australia - the largest margin of any of the four tournaments to date.
He resigned and was replaced by Bernard Laporte at the end of 1999.
-  First five-point try, England at Twickenham and the origins of a No.8
|French National Rugby Union Coach
1995 – 1999