This is me


Are looking for an insight into French rugby? A news piece, op-ed, feature, live blog, podcast interview, need help with background information or pre-match research – or anything else you can think of – feel free to drop me a line.

My name is James Harrington. I’m a freelance sports journalist based in southwest France, the heart of rugby country.

I’ve write about the game in France for The Irish Examiner, and have a weekly column on French rugby in The Rugby Paper.

I work with World Rugby and EPCR, have written articles for Rugby World, Scottish Daily Mail, Irish Independent and South Africa Rugby Mag, ESPN and Rugby Pass, and cover the Champions Cup for UK and Ireland news agency The Press Association.

And I’ve helped broadcasters and commentators with their pre-match research for games involving French sides. I have popped up on the occasional podcast – and discussed the state of French rugby on UK and New Zealand radio.

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