Pascal Papé, a second row as second Gentleman of the JEANRICHARD Rugby Team!
1-How would you describe your “Philosophy of Life”?
I'm someone who wants to make the most of life. I try to ignore the bad things and not let them get a hold and take advantage of the good things.
2-Is time a luxury for you?
The time we have to live on earth should be a luxury. We should live each moment intensely.
3-Tell us about the longest and shortest minutes of your life?
The shortest minute: the birth of my eldest child; it went too fast, without even giving me the time to savour it - a very intense and moving moment.
The longest minute: there are none and in my opinion, there shouldn't be any.
4-If you weren’t playing rugby, how would you spend your time?
I don't know. I give it my all. I can't imagine my life without rugby.
5-How do your roots help you move forward?
I come from a modest family. I am grateful for having got to where I am. My roots drive me every day: they help me push back the boundaries, hang on in there despite any difficulties and keep my feet firmly on the ground.
6-Where does your passion come from and how do you pass it on to others?
My father passed on his passion to me. He was a player too. He simply signed me up to play. It was a foregone conclusion.
When my son sees me on TV and watches me play with his eyes wide open, it proves that I also pass on some of my passion!
7-How would you describe your place and role within a team?
My role is to contribute my know-how and be a leader in what I bring to the team.
8 - Which of the values of JEANRICHARD do you identify with most?
Elegance, reliability and loyalty.
9 - What values do you see in yourself?
10 - What causes are you committed to?
The AMREF association, the leading pan-African public health organisation. I try to use my position to help alleviate suffering and poverty. It is a way of giving back a little of what I receive to those in need.