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An Xperience of a lifetime for French rugby fans

PUBLISHED : Monday, 05 July, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 05 July, 2010, 12:00am

Star French rugby player Francois Trinh-Duc (pictured) attracted French nationals living in Hong Kong to hit Wan Chai's Xperience bar last Friday night.

His appearance in town was at least some comfort to the nation's sports lovers who were still wallowing in their national team's disappointing exit from the soccer World Cup.

The bar was hopping with fans trying to catch a glimpse of the star flyhalf with Montpellier H?rault Rugby, who played with the French national team, winning the Six Nations Championship in March.

Trinh-Duc stayed in Hong Kong for only three days before heading for Laos and Cambodia as part of his Asia Tour to promote French rugby.

Being in Hong Kong for the first time, the 24-year-old was enjoying the local vibe.

'It's very different from France. It's like a melting pot having a lot of different people.'

Asked what has cost the French team its shot at World Cup glory, Trinh-Duc said: 'They prepared the game poorly. The result is a disaster. It also proves that good spirit and teamwork are much more important than any individual success.'

He also shared some tips for rugby wannabes.

'Do it with your heart and enjoy each game. Most importantly, practice makes perfect.'


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