BEHIND THE SCENES (5/6) – Between postponements, cancellations and lunar contexts took place an England-France at Twickenham, the hidden side of which our reporter reveals.
Monday, November 30. The news eagerly awaited by a handful of French journalists is finally made official by the Committee of Six Nations, organizer of the newly created Nations Cup. At the request of the English Rugby Federation (RFU), government authorities agreed to issue a quarantine waiver for ten reporters, no more, coming from France to cover the final, Sunday, December 6 at Twickenham, between the XV de la Rose and the XV of France. And as good news never comes alone, the Figaro, having been present for more than two decades at all Crunches, is part of the short-list established by the RFU. A huge inner smile came over me. Finally. Nine months after my last trip (Scotland-France in early March), I will finally be able to cover a Blues test-match outside our borders.
The big day finally arrives. The timing is tight. Departure from Roissy on Sunday morning, expected arrival at Heathrow four hours
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