Christophe Urios

Strict new protocols provoke reaction | James Harrington

Less than a month to the end of the season, and less than two months to the hoped-for crowning of the next champion of France, the LNR has imposed strict new health protocols on the 30 clubs in the Top 14 and Pro D2.
The goal and the message is clear on the first weekend a full programme of games in the French top flight has been possible in a month: this season’s competitions must end as scheduled – with play-offs and champions, promotion and relegation.
It’s especially tough on European finalists La Rochelle and Montpellier, who have catch-up games to squeeze in before the end of the re...

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