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Johnnie Beattie A barnstorming number eight, Johnnie Beattie won 36 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…

Johnnie Beattie

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.

Johnnie Beattie

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…

ANALYSIS
Johnnie Beattie

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…

OPINION
Johnnie Beattie

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.

Johnnie Beattie

Heaven and hell

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

Johnnie Beattie

French withdrawal

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

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