This is me


My name is James Harrington. I’m an English freelance sports journalist living and working in southwest France.

I’ve covered the European Champions Cup for UK and Ireland news agency The Press Association, write about the game in France for The Irish Examiner, and contribute a weekly column on French rugby to The Rugby Paper.

I work with World Rugby and EPCR, Rugby World, Scottish Daily Mail, and South Africa Rugby Mag, ESPN and Rugby Pass. I’ve even helped broadcasters and commentators with their pre-match research for games involving French sides.

I have popped up on the occasional unsuspecting podcast – and discussed the state of French rugby on UK and New Zealand radio.

If you are looking for an insight into French rugby, whether it’s a column, news piece, op-ed, feature, live blog, podcast interview, or anything else you can think of, feel free to drop me a line.

I’m also an experienced digital and print production journalist, having worked on regional and national newspapers in the UK and Ireland, as well as English-language media in France. I’ve even been known to do commercial writing and social media work…