Frederic Michalak gives Trinity youngster Charlie Fatoma private kicking master-class

Frederic Michalak gives Trinity youngster Charlie Fatoma private kicking master-class France have been staying in Croydon for two weeks during the World Cup The whole squad have been training at Croydon-based school Trinity After training France's versatile half-back Frederic Michalak gave tipsTalented youngster Charlie Fatoma was given a kicking master-class

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Frederic Michalak decided to give a promising 17-year-old fly half a kicking master-class after seeing the player in action.

France's versatile half-back was impressed by the skills of Charlie Fatoma and his fellow Trinity team-mates who have made an undefeated start this season in the Daily Mail School Trophy.

Michalak was watching on after France had trained at the Croydon-based school during a two-week stay in south London for the Rugby World Cup.

France's versatile half-back Frederic Michalak is all smiles alongside Trinity youngster Charlie Fatoma

France's versatile half-back Frederic Michalak is all smiles alongside Trinity youngster Charlie Fatoma

Talented fly-half Fatoma (left) was giving a kicking masterclass by France international Michalak 

Talented fly-half Fatoma (left) was giving a kicking masterclass by France international Michalak 

Aaron Liffchak, Trinity's head coach, explained: 'The French players have gone out of their way to help us throughout their stay and the individual coaching by Frederic Michalak was an example of that.

'Charlie is a very determined player and really appreciated the time and trouble Frederic went to.

'We have a number of very talented players at the school and for them to see, over the past couple of weeks, what it takes to play at the top has been very special.

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'France have given us unbelievable access to their cutting edge training techniques and coaching staff. We are very grateful and have learnt a lot.'

Fatoma is impressing in a Trinity team who include England under-17 back Gabrial Ibitoye. They resume fixtures in the Trophy this Saturday against Chelmsford-based New Hall followed by Brighton College.

Trinity's good start to the season has brought a narrow win over Croydon rivals John Fisher, 32-24, and a 17-17 draw against Campion.

They also beat Judd School from Tonbridge, in a friendly last Saturday, 33-14, when Fatoma dropped a goal from near halfway which alerted Michalak and the French party to his potential.

Champions Wellington, who beat Whitgift 30-16 last Saturday, host Millfield this Saturday in a match which is usually one of the best of the campaign.

Wellington edged home last year when the match was staged in midweek under lights at Oxford's Iffley Road ground.

A young Millfield team are undefeated in the Trophy this season after wins over Canford, 31-7, RGS High Wycombe, 15-11, and Bryanston, 34-0.

Scrum-half Josh Barton is leading by example after Millfield lost the services of Josh Bayliss, who injured a shoulder on England under-18s trip to South Africa in the summer.

Though high-scoring Sedbergh lead the merit table-based competition after three wins, two other teams Durham and Hampton have won four each.

Durham's latest win was 58-0 over Dame Allan's o Newcastle , while Hampton defeated St Albans 41-15. 

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