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Johnnie Beattie A barnstorming number eight, Johnnie Beattie won 38 caps for Scotland, following in the footsteps of his father John. He spent eight years with hometown club Glasgow Warriors, before fulfilling a deep-rooted childhood dream to play in France, where he represented Montpellier, Castres and Bayonne before retiring last year.Johnnie is now immersed in rugby media as a pundit with BT Sport, Amazon Prime, BBC, ITV and several French broadcast outlets, as well as drawing on his entertaining and enlightening experiences in his playing career to co-host Le French Rugby Podcast with Benjamin Kayser.

Johnnie Beattie

Beattie: 'Genge obliterated Ireland's scrum. He bossed Tadhg Furlong'

To the neutral, ‘Le Crunch’ has always been the jewel in the Six Nations crown. A mighty collision of English power and French…

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Beattie: Facing Galthie's total war 'was and is my worst nightmare'

For much of the past decade, some France players I count as good friends have treated international duty as a poisoned chalice.

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Johnnie Beattie: 'Toothless, blunt, brittle' - Eddie Jones was completely outcoached

Watching Murrayfield boil as Scotland outboxed the English heavyweight on Saturday, the question that kept leaping out at me was w…

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Johnnie Beattie: 'Tears streamed down my face. Every time.'

Johnnie Beattie explains why England will miss Owen Farrell, the set-piece could hurt France, and this Six Nations will be the tig…

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Allez les Bleus: How France went from meek to magnificent

Posted missing for a generation, French rugby is back. This is how they bossed the All Blacks.

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Heaven and hell

Should Israel Folau be given a route back into professional rugby union? And how many others share his religious beliefs?

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French withdrawal

France is no longer a haven for foreign players. Its shifting tides that could redefine world rugby.