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Brian Moore is joined by some of the biggest names in the sport to dive into every big ruck, maul and TMO decision — from the Six Nations to the Premier 15s. No-nonsense rugby analysis at its best. New episodes on Mondays.

Brian Moore is joined by some of the biggest names in the sport to dive into every big ruck, maul and TMO decision — from the Six Nations to the Premier 15s. No-nonsense rugby analysis at its best. New episodes on Mondays.


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Brian Moore is joined by some of the biggest names in the sport to dive into every big ruck, maul and TMO decision — from the Six Nations to the Premier 15s. No-nonsense rugby analysis at its best. New episodes on Mondays.




What next for England & Eddie Jones after poor Six Nations?

The 2022 Six Nations is done and dusted! Congratulations to France who picked up their first title since 2010 and they made it a Grand Slam too for good measure. Joining Brian to recap the final weekend and the tournament as a whole is the former England centre Tom May. They look back on England's defeat on Saturday night and what in general went wrong for them over the course of the competition which left them with three defeats from five games. The Telegraph's Charlie Morgan was in...


Can England's attack silence the French?

We've just one round to go in the 2022 Six Nations and all eyes will be on the Stade de France in Paris as the hosts bid for their first Grand Slam since 2010. England's slim chances of a Six Nations title ended after their defeat to Ireland in Twickenham. Joining Brian to recap the penultimate weekend is the former England sevens captain Rob Vickerman. They dissect an incident packed game at Twickenham which saw Charlie Ewels red carded after just 80 seconds, the fastest in the Six Nations...


Ireland rightly favourites for Twickenham showdown

The Six Nations is back after a week off and what a game we have to look forward to on Saturday as England host Ireland at Twickenham. Joining Brian to look ahead to the weekend's clash is former England 7's captain Rob Vickerman. They discuss how well Eddie Jones new look side are transitioning to a new style of play and if their self imposed 'chaotic' gameplan is working. Liam Toland from the Irish Times also joins the show to discuss Irelands strong campaign so far and how they have...


Poor officiating overshadows round three of the Six Nations

We're down to just two rounds in the 2022 Six Nations and France remain the only side with a 100% record. Joining Brian to recap the weekend's action is former England and London Irish winger Topsy Ojo. The pair get stuck into the match at Twickenham between England and Wales and why exactly so much time was wasted at the scrum. We also get Brian's perspective of attending as a fan rather than a member of the media! Charlie Morgan was watching for the Telegraph, he joins the guys to unpack...


Tuilagi returns, Six Nations to remain how it is

After a week off from the Six Nations we are back and building up to a big encounter at Twickenham between old rivals England & Wales. Joining Brian to preview the action is the former England centre Tom May. They discuss the impact the returning Manu Tuilagi is likely to have on the game this weekend and are joined by former Wales number 8 to discuss some of their returning stars who are also fit for the weekends showdown in Twickenham. Off the pitch, the big story from the Six Nations...


Home advantage will decide Six Nations winner

Brian Moore is joined in the studio by Harlequins and England centre Rachael Burford to recap a thrilling second round of action in the 2022 Six Nations. England picked up their first win and and expected bonus point away to Italy. Marcus Smith was the star of the show, and head coach Eddie Jones says the sky is the limit for the young fly half. We assess his impact on the current England side and ask what his role could be once skipper Owen Farrell returns to the fold. France edged out...


Scotland retain the Calcutta Cup

The 2022 Six Nations is underway and the opening weekend has well and truly delivered! Joining Brian to recap the action is former England captain Chris Robshaw. They reflect on a tense game in Murrayfield which saw Scotland stage a late comeback to ensure they retained the Calcutta Cup for the first time since 1984. We break down the game in detail with the Telegraph's Charlie Morgan who analyses just how Gregor Townsend masterminded the win for his side. Elsewhere Ireland made light work...


Ellis Genge on leadership, Leicester and the Six Nations

We're edging closer to the big kick off for the 2022 Six Nations! Joining Brian for the final preview before the opening round of fixtures is the former England centre Tom May. Tom offers his insight into who should feature in England's backline after it was confirmed Owen Farrell will play no part in the upcoming campaign and with Joe Marchant struck down by Covid, Tom offers his thoughts on who the latest midfield combination should be. Elsewhere we hear from Leicester captain Ellis...


England need to learn to cope without Owen Farrell

We're one step closer to the start of the 2022 Six Nations and we know the initial squads that will be taking to the field over the next eight weeks. Joining Brian to discuss the latest ahead of the Six Nations and beyond is the former Scotland scrum half Rory Lawson. England opted to leave in form George Ford out of their initial squad but he looks to have found a way in due to an injury to skipper Owen Farrell. We are joined by the Telegraph's Ben Coles to discuss the latest from the...


Eddie Jones' selection dilemmas for the 2022 Six Nations

Brian Moore is back ahead of what is set to be one of the most thrilling Six Nations in years! Eddie Jones is set to name his 36 man squad on Tuesday and Brian is joined in studio to discuss some of the big selection calls the England head coach will be forced to make ahead of this year's competition. The biggest talking point, as ever, is at outhalf. Marcus Smith has continued his scintillating form and George Ford is playing some of the best rugby of his career but skipper Owen Farrell...


Rugby in 2021 - The year in review

Brian Moore is joined by former Springbok captain Bob Skinstad to reflect on the year in rugby. It was a year of two halves for England and Eddie Jones. After a disappointing fifth place finish in the Six Nations, the England head coach made wholesale changes for the Summer and Autumn series and went undefeated in both. The Telegraph's Ben Coles joins the show to review England's year and discuss where they are at ahead of the Six Nations in 2022. Elsewhere we assess the state of play for...


Cardiff's eleven debutants, Premiership's salary cap & Women's Rugby Association

European Rugby got underway at the weekend and joining Brian Moore in the studio to reflect on the opening round of games is former England 7's captain Rob Vickerman. The pair discuss an impressive win for Leicester, who toppled French league leaders Bordeaux away from home. George Ford in particular impressed for the Tigers and we discuss if the fly half has any opportunity of forcing his way back into Eddie Jones' thoughts for the Six Nations. Cardiff faced the daunting task of hosting...


Eddie Jones exclusive: Marcus Smith, World Cup verdict and Itoje as captain

England head coach Eddie Jones joins Brian Moore and the Telegraph's chief rugby correspondent Gavin Mairs to discuss the launch of his new book Leadership. Jones opens up on the 2019 Rugby World Cup campaign and explains why he is the man to blame for England's defeat to South Africa in Japan. He also takes us back to 2015 and the period when he took over and the task that awaited him upon his arrival. Elsewhere Jones admits that he can, at times, be to demanding of his coaching staff...


Barbarians blunder, URC's Covid crisis & World Rugby's revolution

With the Autumn Nations Series now done and dusted we turn our attention back to the club game and in particular the Gallagher Premiership and the United Rugby Championship. Joining Brian in studio once again is the former England centre Tom May. They reflect on the shambles at Twickenham on over the weekend which saw the Barbarians game with Samoa called off on 90 minutes' notice! The pair discuss who and what is to blame for the incident and if this second blunder in two years is enough...


Autumn Nations Series results set up a thrilling 2022 Six Nations

The 2021 Autumn Nations Series is done and dusted and it was a clean sweep for the Northern Hemisphere in the final round. Joining Brian in the studio to dissect the final set of results is the former England centre and World Cup winner Rachael Burford. They reflect on England's last gasp win over World Champions South Africa and pay tribute to head coach Eddie Jones for gaining revenge for the 2019 World Cup final defeat with such a different and fresher looking squad. The Telegraph's...


Will England's 'fluid' back line work against better opposition?

England named an experimental back line for their test against Australia and although they were able to secure the win, the performance felt a little undercooked at times. Joining Brian to reflect on the weekend's action is the former Springbok captain Bob Skinstad. They ponder England's win and in particular the role of Manu Tuilagi who was selected as a winger but rarely appeared there, and also Marcus Smith who was facing his toughest test in an England shirt yet. The Telegraph's...


Where does Marcus Smith fit in England's strongest squad?

Round two of the Autumn Nations Series is in the books and England got their campaign off to a perfect start with a routine win over Tonga at Twickenham. Joining Brian to reflect on their performance is the former England, Newcastle and Toulon centre Tom May. The build up to England's game was dominated by who would wear the #10 shirt and in the end it was neither Owen Farrell or Marcus Smith! George Furbank started the game but Smith was the name on everyone's lips after the Harlequins...


Brian Moore: Outside noise should have little impact on England players

We're underway for the 2021 Autumn Nations Series and the opening round of fixtures produced no surprises, with a weakened Wales getting roundly beaten by New Zealand and Scotland making light work of Tonga. Joining Brian to reflect on the opening round of games and to discuss a busy weekend is the former London Irish and England winger Topsy Ojo. Round two will see the introduction of the rest of the Northern Hemisphere sides, including England who open their campaign against Tonga on...


Brian Moore: Performances are more important than results this Autumn for England

International rugby is back and so is Full Contact! Over the course of the Autumn international series Brian will once again be joined by the biggest and best names in the game as the best of the Southern Hemisphere tours Europe to take on the best of the Northern Hemisphere. Looking ahead at the busy month alongside Brian is former England Sevens captain Rob Vickerman. The pair dissect Eddie Jones' divisive England squad and ask whether the injection of new faces will also lead to a more...


Brian Moore: Time for the Lions to move on from Warren Gatland

The 2021 British and Irish Lions Tour is in the history books and it's congratulations to South Africa who came from behind to clinch the test series 2-1 with a narrow win in Saturday's deciding test. Joining Brian once again to dissect the test match and the series as a whole is the former Springbok captain Bob Skinstad. They discuss where Saturday's clash was won and lost including if the Lions left a number of points on the field after opting against penalty kicks in favour of lineout...