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By poyntonshark
#63721
My final duty for the supporters club was to announce the awards at the end-of-season dinner, Chabal won the newcomers award IIRC. He collected his little trophy and I asked him to say a few words.... I got the stare, almost sh!t myself, then he smiled, I think it was a smile, and said a few words. I escaped unharmed.
By SimonG
#63724
I do recall a post-match interview where he asked the questioner very seriously and most politely whether they would like him to speak in French or English. He then conducted the interview in English.

I remember wondering how many English players would have done the same and then spoken French!
By ale shark
#63725
SimonG wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2023 2:35 pm
I do recall a post-match interview where he asked the questioner very seriously and most politely whether they would like him to speak in French or English. He then conducted the interview in English.

I remember wondering how many English players would have done the same and then spoken French!
I think Wilkinson did interviews in French, even before he moved to Toulon. Might be wrong though.
By SimonG
#63726
ale shark wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2023 3:23 pm
SimonG wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2023 2:35 pm
I do recall a post-match interview where he asked the questioner very seriously and most politely whether they would like him to speak in French or English. He then conducted the interview in English.

I remember wondering how many English players would have done the same and then spoken French!
I think Wilkinson did interviews in French, even before he moved to Toulon. Might be wrong though.
He probably found it easier than trying to understand Geordie!
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