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David Beresford David is a businessman, writer, Francophile, epicurean and sports fan. He lived all over France between 1985-1993, teaching English, working for Andersen Consulting (Accenture) and playing rugby for Châteauneufdu-Pape, Bordeaux Étudiant Club and ACBB in Paris. He was born in Bath in 1967, where he attended King Edward’s School, followed by Loughborough University where he gained a 1st in French, Economics and Politics. His first book Brothers In Arms (a travelogue about the journey of life as seen through the eyes of France’s magnificent rugby team of the 1980s) was shortlisted for the Telegraph rugby book of the year in 2019.

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Gregory Alldritt : plongée fascinante dans l’esprit d’un gagnant

Le romancier David Beresford a d’abord rencontré Terence, le père, puis Greg, le fils pour une plongée dans l’esprit du cap…

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Gregory Alldritt: 'I couldn't imagine doing things half-heartedly'

France's new captain reveals the values and influences that shaped his winning mentality.

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French city guides: Le Tour de Force

A gastronomic guide to the wonderful host cities of Rugby World Cup 2023

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Solving the French rugby paradox

Heart and emotion have always been central to the mentality and success of Les Bleus and destiny awaits Fabien Galthie's men

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Why the Top 14 is the best domestic league in world rugby

France's premier league is built on passion and drama and it leads world rugby when it comes to tradition and a sense of occasion

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French resistance? Non, this is a French renaissance

Les Bleus stand on the cusp of history this evening at the Stade de France with only Eddie Jones' England standing in their way of…

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Adieu, Domi

Christophe Dominici's tragic death should not overshadow the celebration of his life

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