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Brian Moore's Full Contact

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Brian Moore's Full Contact is a new weekly rugby show brought to listeners by The Telegraph, in association with QBE business insurance, and hosted by the England and Lions legend. It will feature live studio and phone-in guests, and expert debate on all the rugby issues of the day.

Brian Moore's Full Contact is a new weekly rugby show brought to listeners by The Telegraph, in association with QBE business insurance, and hosted by the England and Lions legend. It will feature live studio and phone-in guests, and expert debate on all the rugby issues of the day.
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Brian Moore's Full Contact is a new weekly rugby show brought to listeners by The Telegraph, in association with QBE business insurance, and hosted by the England and Lions legend. It will feature live studio and phone-in guests, and expert debate on all the rugby issues of the day.




Brian Moore: Exeter need to follow in Liverpool's footsteps and buy a couple of star players

It was the most thrilling final Saturday's sporting line up had to offer, and Saracens retained their title with a 37-34 win over Exeter in the Twickenham sunshine. Alongside Brian Moore for the season finale, it's George Chuter. Listen in as they chew the fat over Saracens victory, how the scrum halfs were integral to the game, and how it was Saracens' star quality which just made the difference in the end. Former Saracen Michael Owen joins to discuss his former side, to shed light on...


Brian Moore: Rugby's Premiership is starting to resemble Football's Premier League

We have a repeat of last years Premiership final as the top two sides in the country, Saracens and Exeter, both won their home semi finals with ease to set up a thrilling final in Twickenham on Saturday. Brian Moore is joined in studio by Harlequins second row James Horwill to reflect on the dominance of the Premiership's top two sides and discuss whether anyone can catch them next season. Exeter Chairman and Cheif Executive Tony Rowe joins the show to celebrate his side's fourth...


Johan Ackermann: Cipriani tells me when there are things we can improve on

It was a fantastic finale to the Premiership regular season as the action unfolded on Saturday with Saints getting into the play offs and Bath sneaking into the Champions Cup places. Alongside Brian to discuss that and the other results of the weekend is the former England and Bath full back, Matt Perry. Brian and Matt mull over the action including the upcoming rematch between Exeter and Saints, they discuss how Quins can improve, and the impressive season Worcester have had following...


Tom May: It's time to have a play off between the Premiership and Championship

This week saw Newcastle relegated from the Premiership, the race for fourth continue to tighten, and the PRO14 quarter final play-offs. Alongside Brian Moore to discuss this and more is the Telegraph's rugby reporter Charlie Morgan. With Falcons' relegation confirmed we speak with former Newcastle back Tom May about why it went wrong for them this season, whether they can bounce straight back up again, and if ring-fencing should seriously be considered by the Premiership. Charlie and...


Lotte Clapp-Growth of Women's rugby is hugely encouraging

Former Scotland scrum half Rory Lawson joins Brian Moore in studio this week to discuss the fallout from the Gallagher Premiership and Pro 14 as both competitions are approacing an end. Rory casts his eye over his former side Newcastle who looked destined for relegation after their loss at home to Northampton, as for the Saints, both Brian and Rory are impressed by the job Chris Boyd is doing with them as they close in on the final play off spot. In the Pro 14 Benneton Treviso became...


Brian Moore: Club matches between hemispheres look great on paper but they have to stay there

After the Champions Cup semi finals it's Saracens and Leinster who are left to fight it out for Europe's top honour next month. With Brian Moore to discuss it all is former Scotland full back Hugo Southwell. Listen as they discuss how Saracens were able to overcome Munster, the booing of Billy Vunipola, and the importance of Ben Spencer to the side. For an Irish perspective we speak with former Leinster man James Downey on their win over Toulouse and just why the French side played...


Brian Moore: Billy Vunipola doesn't deserve severe punishment for social media activity

Brian Moore is joined in studio this week by former Leicester and England hooker George Chuter to dissect another big weekend and the top and bottom of the Premiership as well as preview a big weekend of European rugby. Brian expresses his view that England number 8 Billy Vunipola was wrong to acknowledge Israel Folau's controversial social media post but insists that Vunipola's and Folau's cases should be looked at differently, and that the England star should recieve no more than a...


Lewis Moody: Leicester rebuilding process could take years after poor recruitment policy

After another important week at the top and bottom of the Premiership Brian Moore is joined in studio by former Newcastle and Northampton centre Tom May. We speak with former Leicester and England openside Lewis Moody about the current situation at Welford Road after Leicester we soundly beaten by Exeter, and Tom May gives us his thoughts as the Tigers prepare to take on his old side Newcastle in a crucial relegation match on Friday night. In the Pro 14 Benneton Treviso kept their hopes of...


James Horwill: Chris Robshaw has to be on the plane to Japan

After the Champions Cup quarter finals brought some scintillating rugby, this week Brian Moore is joined by Harlequins lock James Horwill to go through the weekend's European results We speak with James as he tells us how to go about beating Saracens, what makes them stand out, and whether they are the team to beat in this year's competition. With Ireland making up half the teams left in the competition, Malcolm O'Kelly speaks with us on Stockdale's apology, why the Irish internationals...


George Chuter: Leicester are staring into the abyss

After the excitement of the Six Nations it's back to domestic rugby with the Premiership, Pro14, and Premier 15s all in action again. Alongside Brian Moore to discuss it all is the Telegraph's Rugby News Correspondent, Gavin Mairs. Brian and Gavin discuss the lack of clarity around England's succession plan as Shaun Edwards' future remains undecided with Wasps potentially inviting him back in to the Ricoh. As for Leicester Tigers it was a weekend which saw them firmly back in the...


Brian Moore: England's problem isn't psychological, it's tactical

The 2019 Six Nations are over and they crown Wales as Grand Slam Champions. Back with Brian Moore once more to review it all is former England and Lions fly half, Rob Andrew. Listen in as they dissect why it was that Wales were able to be a cut above the rest technically and tactically, give praise to Robin McBryde and Shaun Edwards as well as Warren Gatland, and ask if Wales can win the World Cup. Joining Brian and Rob to talk about England is former winger Rory Underwood as they...


Martyn Williams: I can't imagine Wales not winning

Round Four of the Six Nations ended with decisive victory for England at Twickenham, Wales taking one step closer to Grand Slam glory, and Ireland stepping it up against France who went AWOL again. With Brian Moore this week is the former England fly half Rob Andrew. After England's resounding win over Italy Brian and Rob discuss the merits of having Ben Te'o, Manu Tuilagi, and Joe Cokanasiga all playing, Jamie George's 20 metre pass, and whether England have now over-kicked with the...


Ben Ryan: The global calendar has to happen now

The Six Nations has taken a week off but it’s World Rugby that has everyone talking this week. Back to discuss it all with Brian Moore is the Olympic 7s and World Cup winning coach, Ben Ryan. It's been a week causing confusion for the world's media, rugby players, and federations as rumours of a new World League have been rife with not much clarity on the situation. Brian and Ben try to understand what is and isn't happening but do agree that it is time to seriously consider a global...


Brian Moore: England didn't play to their strengths

After Round Three of the Six Nations it is only Wales who can win the Grand Slam after they ousted England to make it a record breaking 12 wins in a row. Elsewhere France finally turned up with Scotland yet to find the Stade de France, and Ireland had a run for their money against Italy. Alongside Brian Moore to discuss it all is Ben Ryan. This week's big topics from the Principality included whether England have a Plan B, the inaccuracy throughout the second half from England, and the...


Ben Ryan: Wales v England will only have one score between them - it's that close

The third round of the Six Nations is upon us and what a big game it is going to be in Cardiff, let alone in Paris and Rome. Alongside Brian Moore this week is Olympic Gold Medal and World Cup 7s winning coach, Ben Ryan. Listen as they predict how Wales v England will play out, including who will replace Chris Ashton out on the wing, who will dominate the breakdown, and how you disrupt England's kicking game. To help further this they speak with former England wing Tom May who says Jack...


Brian Moore: If England carry on as they are then they will cause problems for any opposition

The second round of the Six Nations has come and gone with England backing up a stellar performance in Ireland with a resounding victory over hapless France, the Welsh second string ground out a win away in Italy, whilst Scotland are yet again left to rue their missed opportunities against Ireland. Alongside Brian Moore to discuss it all is the former England and Lions fly half Rob Andrew. Brian and Rob discuss the way England were able to capitalise on French confusion to secure victory in...


Scott Quinnell: Wales vs England in Cardiff will be like Battle Royale!

Week one of the 2019 Six Nations is in the history books and what a weekend it was! Alongside Brian this week to dissect the opening weekend is former England fly half and Director of Elite Rugby at the RFU, Rob Andrew England put on one of their finest performances under Eddie Jones to dismantle defending champions Ireland in the Aviva, what now for Joe Schmidt's side? We get the thoughts of former Ireland and Munster centre James Downey Dark horses Wales benefitted from two French...


Stephen Ferris: There seems to be an arrogance from England and no one understands why

The Six Nations are upon us and there are all manner of questions just waiting to be answered such as: Can Ireland do the Double Grand Slam? Who will start for England? And the French - always a question mark there. Alongside Brian Moore to try and answer some of those questions is the former England and Gloucester wing James Simpson-Daniel. With Brian's assertion that this is the trickiest Six Nations to call so far, James and Brian begin by discussing how the Celtic nations could end up...


Brian Moore: This is the trickiest 6 Nations to call

This week saw the culmination of the group stages in Europe leaving three Irish, two French, two Scottish, and one English team left to fight it out for the Champions Cup. Here to discuss that and the upcoming 6 Nations tournament with Brian Moore is the former England, Saracens, and Leicester hooker, George Chuter. Brian and George debate the big question following the weekend's results, are the English clubs as interested in Europe in the same way as the French and Celtic clubs? Before...


Rob Baxter: Munster have a huge advantage over us due to the scheduling

It was the penultimate weekend of the European group stages and it saw Saracens through, Exeter give themselves a fighting chance, the Scottish teams continue to roar, and despite Leinster missing half their first team they still dominated on the big stage. Here to discuss it all with Brian Moore, is the Telegraph’s Rugby Union Correspondent, Mick Cleary. Joining them to dissect his side's important victory over Castres is Exeter Chiefs' Director of Rugby, Rob Baxter. They speak about Jack...