THE French national rugby team will be stationed in Croydon during next year's World Cup, it has been announced.
Les Blues, who made the final in 2011 before losing to the All Blacks, will use Trinity School, in Shirley, as a training base during the tournament in September and October next year.
The French superstars will have access to top class facilities at Trinity, including a pitch, sports hall, pool, fitness suite, strength and conditioning suite, and medical room.
Trinity School Director of Rugby, Aaron Liffchak, said: "The whole school is excited at the thought of hosting the French rugby team and being part of the third largest sporting event in the world.
"To be recognised as one of the top rugby facilities in the country is a huge compliment to the many staff that work so hard to create such a special environment at Trinity and it is really great to be bringing RWC 2015 and the 'Tricolores' to Croydon."