“Trent is one of the best coaches in the world so when he talks everyone just listens – about everything," Garcia said.
"He knows French culture and he speaks French, so he is here because he wants to be here, and I think it is a big boost for us. It is an honour to have him with us.”
“There's a lot of guys in their mid-20s there, a couple of really young guys that are in our squad, that are 19, 20 as well. There's some future there you know with Toulouse playing in the Super League this year and Catalans," he said.
“What we're trying to do is create our own sort of French team identity and create something that's quite special leading up to the World Cup, that they feel like they're playing for their country and that this is their home.
“We're working hard on that, and the Federation is working hard, we've had a good camp so far and all we can do is lay down some really good performances in this World Cup.”
Asked what he wants to achieve between this World Cup and the 2025 World Cup in France, Robinson said a plan was in place.
“There's a couple of things on the field. We want to give opportunities to the players, we want to play some more tests, we want to get more experience, especially for the French playmakers to make decisions more often, we want to get that done," he said.
“And then there's some things we want to do in the French competition. The television is very important for us, it is for every sport, and we need to play more rugby league on television in France, and leading up to the world cup, that would be an objective.”
This is the first World Cup where the entire French team has been made up of players contracted either with Catalans, Toulouse, or another Super League club.
Coach Laurent Frayssinous also spoke very highly of Trent's long-term vision for French Rugby:
“Trent Robinson has come for this World Cup, but he said ‘I am not coming for one shot, I am coming for the future. I am coming for four years', so he is not stopping,” Frayssinous said.