Two unforgettable days await young people from rugby clubs RC Saudrune (Cugnaux), US Colomiers and US Canton Saint-Lys thanks to the Orange Rugby Challenge. After a lap of honor last night at the Stade de France in front of 80,000 spectators, just before the start of the Top 14 final, the young male athletes from the club RC Saudrune (Cugnaux) and the female athletes from US Colomiers and the US Canton Saint-Lys, will participate this Saturday in the national finals of the Orange Rugby Challenge in the presence of Emile Ntamack and Sébastien Chabal.
A dream day
In total, 46 amateur teams from all over the country are invited to live this unique experience at the heart of French rugby. The 200 young licensees competing in the final of the Orange Rugby Challenge, a sporting challenge created in 1999, are welcomed at the headquarters of the French Rugby Federation in Linas-Marcoussis.
On the program: collective play, placed kicks, negotiating a counter-attack, rugby rules, good practices, or even the beginnings of a scrum with the help of the baby-scrum machine. As a player committed to digital inclusion, Orange also wants to make young athletes aware of the risks of digital technology. Also, this year, an Orange Digital Center workshop for digital education is offered to young rugby graduates. Resulting from a partnership between Orange, the FFR, Tralalere and the association Internet Sans Crainte, this workshop reserves, through rugby scenarios, a time for discussion and questions and answers to help young people better understand the digital world.
Émile Ntamack, 46 selections for the French team, sponsor of the Orange Rugby Challenge since 1999: “It has been a benchmark educational challenge for 23 years, which, at the end of the departmental and then regional phases, allows the most valiant teams to meet to compete in their final. The various leagues, volunteers, educators and technical managers support young athletes all year round. The FFR and Orange, historic partner of rugby, allow many young players to realize their dreams”.