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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.




Episode 61: Peter Winterbottom, Brad Barritt, Nigel Owens, Malcolm O’Kelly, and Maggie Alphonsi

We’ve reached the season finale with Leinster securing an historic double, and Saracens clinching both the men’s and women’s domestic competitions too. Former England forwards Brian Moore and Peter Winterbottom are on hand to analyse all the weekend’s action including what Brian calls an “embarrassing” loss from England against the Barbarians. Premiership winning captain Brad Barritt joins to tell us about how they found their soul this season, how losing to Leinster galvanised the squad,...


Episode 60: Ben Ryan, Reggie Corrigan, Nigel Owens and Damian Hopley

We now know the four teams in the Aviva Premiership and PRO14 finals, Saracens, Exeter, Scarlets and Leinster. Joining Brian Moore to discuss the latest news and action from rugby is former Fiji coach Ben Ryan. We discuss the appointment of Paul Gustard to Harlequins, as Ben reveals he was down to the final two for the role. Former Leinster prop Reggie Corrigan joins to debate the upcoming PRO14 final, and whether rugby is becoming boring. Nigel [...]


Episode 59: Stuart Hogg, Jack Conan, and Ben Coles

It’s been a busy week with touring squads announced, players switching clubs, and silverware heading back to Ireland. Ben Coles, Telegraph rugby reporter, is alongside Brian Moore in the studio to discuss the Eddie Jones’ latest selection, Danny Cipriani’s move to Gloucester, and the upcoming Premiership semi finals. Stuart Hogg joins the podcast ahead of Glasgow Warriors’ meeting against Scarlets in the PRO14 semi finals to tell us how he’s found the season, what impact the South African...


Episode 58: Nick Kennedy, Aly Hogg, Rob Vickerman, and Jamie Wall

We’ve reached the very sharp end of the season as the Premiership played out its final weekend. We now know it’s Exeter versus Newcastle and Saracens against Wasps in the semi finals. Nick Kennedy, former London Irish Director of Rugby, joins Brian Moore in the studio to discuss the season’s quality, the varying demands of a DoR, and looks ahead to the Champions Cup final. We speak with Ally Hogg, Newcastle Falcons back row, about reaching the play offs and how Dean Richards has brought...


Episode 57: Mick Cleary, George Chuter, Hugo Southwell, Nigel Owens and Lotte Clapp

Newcastle Falcons qualify for the play offs, Edinburgh win the 1872 Cup, and Big Billy is back on the pitch. It was a cracking weekend of rugby across the country and Mick Cleary is alongside Brian Moore to discuss it all. With Leicester Tigers not in the play offs for the first time in fourteen years, former Tigers hooker George Chuter joins to work out where it has all gone wrong in the Midlands. The final weekend of the PRO14 saw Edinburgh clinch a quarter final spot away to Munster,...


Episode 56: Rob Andrew, Andy Powell, Mike Ross, and Rachael Burford

The penultimate European weekend has come and gone leaving Leinster versus Racing 92 in the Champions Cup and Gloucester against Cardiff Blues in the Challenge Cup. Back in the studio alongside Brian Moore to debate the big news from the week, including Dylan Hartley’s latest setback, is Rob Andrew. Joining them to discuss Leinster’s brilliance is their former prop, Mike Ross, who says only an underperformance will stop them clinching European glory. Former Lions and Wales number 8 Andy...


Episode 55: Rob Andrew, Richard Cockerill, Nigel Owens and Karen Findlay

Brian Moore and Rob Andrew are back to debate the week’s biggest stories on and off the rugby pitch, from the push for the play offs to Bristol Rugby’s new name. Edinburgh head coach, Richard Cockerill, joins to discuss the challenges he’s facing in the Scottish capital as well as how the Premiership and PRO14 compare. Nigel Owens returns to explain why he is not a celebrity. Plus we speak with Harlequins Ladies head coach, Karen Findlay, on her side getting through to the Premier 15s...


Episode 54: Rob Andrew, Don Armand, Nigel Owens, Rory Lawson, and Giselle Mather

Brian Moore and Rob Andrew are back to discuss the world of rugby as the Premiershipand Pro14 head towards the end of the main season where play offs and relegation will be decided. They discuss the announcement of John Kingston’s departure from Quins, Saints’ continuing identity crisis, plus Denny Solomona’s ban. England and Exeter Chiefs flanker Don Armand joins to discuss his side securing a play off place and what life is like in the England camp. Former Scotland and Edinburgh scrum...


Episode 53: George Robson, Tom Varndell, Tom May, Rochelle Clark and Dan Schofield

The Champions Cup quarter finals have been and gone leaving us with Leinster v Scarlets and Racing 92 v Munster. Former Quin and London Irish lock George Robson joins Brian this week to discuss everything from the Aviva as a “neutral venue” to Trinh-Duc’s inverse Midas touch. Scarlets winger Tom Varndell gives his take on Llanelli’s chances against Leinster, and says his new side don’t fear anyone in Europe. We speak with former Toulon back Tom May about the French sides’ performances...


Episode 51: Rob Andrew, Doddie Weir, Malcolm O’Kelly, Michael Owen, and Nick Heath

The NatWest Six Nations are over for another year as Ireland completed the Grand Slam at the weekend, Scotland clinched victory from the jaws of defeat, and Wales beat France to be the best of the rest. Brian Moore and Rob Andrew are back to review the final round of action across the continent. With England having their worst performance in years, Brian is lost for words, whilst Rob notes that England just can’t get their way out of trouble. Malcolm O’Kelly joins to analyse why Ireland...


Episode 49: Rob Andrew, Rory Underwood, Thinks Delport and Susie Appleby

In the fallow week of the NatWest 6 Nations Brian Moore and Rob Andrew discuss what has gone wrong for England and how they can turn their fortunes around against France. Former Leicester and England winger Rory Underwood gives his perspective saying England’s performances have been disappointing, as well as a look at the latest round of Premiership action. With Rassie Erasmus appointed South Africa head coach, Thinus Delport returns to tell all about his old teammate and what the new...


Episode 48: Rob Andrew, Sir Ian McGeeghan. Stephen Ferris, Adam Jones, Nigel Owens, and Gary Street

Round three of the NatWest Six Nations saw Scotland shock England, Ireland overpower Wales, and France get their first win of the tournament. Brian Moore is back with Rob Andrew to dissect all the action, and work out where England go from here. Joining them are Sir Ian McGeeghan who lauds Gregor Townsend’s tactics, Stephen Ferris who thinks Ireland are easily the team to beat, and Adam Jones who finds the positives in Wales’ recent losses. Plus Nigel Owens explains the breakdown and...


Episode 47: Will Greenwood

This week Brian Moore’s Full Contact went on tour to Royston Rugby Club to celebrate grassroots rugby. World Cup winner Will Greenwood came along to take a look at how the NatWest Six Nations have been going so far for each country - including why he thinks England’s discipline isn’t a majoy concern. England and Saracens flanker, Hannah Gallagher, gave her analysis of the Women’s Six Nations and told us about how she got into rugby. Plus, we were joined on stage by Mick Clark and Jamie...


Episode 46: Rob Andrew, Martyn Williams, Reggie Corrigan, Craig Chalmers, and Maggie Alphonsi

Brian Moore and Rob Andrew are back to analyse the second round of NatWest Six Nations action, with a bonus Will Carling too. They unpick England v Wales with Martyn Williams to get his thoughts on that TMO decision. Craig Chalmers tells us why we shouldn’t be writing off Finn Russell just yet as he discusses Scotland v France. Plus we head to the Emerald Isle to speak to Reggie Corrigan who says he doesn’t know what to make of Ireland just yet after their match against Italy. And World...


Episode 45: Rob Andrew, Gavin Hastings, Andrew Trimble, James Hook, Christian Scotland-Williamson, and Nick Heath

Brian Moore and Rob Andrew are back to go through the first weekend of the 2018 NatWest Six Nations. Joining the show to analyse all the action are former Scotland full back Gavin Hastings, Ireland’s Andrew Trimble, and Wales’ James Hook. Plus commentator Nick Heath goes through the first weekend of the Women’s Six Nations. And some Super Bowl discussion as Brian caught up with NFL hopeful Christian Scotland-Williamson to discuss the Eagles incredible victory and his transition from...


Bonus Podcast: Ben Te’o and Mike Brown

A bonus Brian Moore’s Full Contact for you this week. Listen to when Brian Moore went to the England Rugby training camp and spoke with Ben Te’o and Mike Brown about the upcoming NatWest 6 Nations tournament, Eddie Jones, and ice baths.


Episode 43: Ben Coles, Alan Quinlan, Simon Halliday, Nigel Owens, and Kate Alder

Brian Moore is joined in the studio this week by Telegraph rugby writer, Ben Coles, to discuss the exhilarating weekend of European Cup action. Brian and Ben speak with Munster and Ireland back rower, Alan Quinlan, on Ireland’s Europe and 6 Nations chances. EPCR’s Chairman, Simon Halliday, gives his take on the weekend and what they’re doing to improve the tournaments. Plus Wasps Ladies Club Captain, Kate Alder, joins after her team ended Saracens unbeaten run. And regular guest Nigel...


Episode 42 - Maggie Alphonsi, Gareth Steenson, Dan Lyle, Danielle Waterman, Stephen Gemmell, Nigel Owens

Brian Moore is joined in the studio this weeks by former Saracens and England flanker, Maggie Alphonsi. With them to discuss the weekend’s action are Exeter fly-half, Gareth Steenson and England and Wasps full-back, Danielle Waterman. Former USA captain, Dan Lyle, discusses the proposal for a team from America to join the Pro 14 competition, Scotland Technical Director, Stephen Gemmell discuss what the ‘Super Six’ is and referee Nigel Owens is back to discuss the laws of the game.


Episode 41 - James Simpson Daniel, Matt Perry, Nigel Owens, Mike Ross, and Giselle Mather

Brian Moore is joined in the studio this week by the former England and Gloucester winger, James Simpson Daniel. With them to discuss the weekend’s action are the former Bath full back Matt Perry and former Leinster prop Mike Ross. Nigel Owens is back to discuss the role of the TMO. Plus Wasps Ladies coach Giselle Mather updates the podcast on how the Premier 15s are going.


Episode 40: Ben Ryan, Richard Wigglesworth, Nigel Owens, Sean Lamont, and George Robson

Brian Moore is joined in the studio by Ben Ryan, the man who coached the Fiji 7s team to Olympic Gold. Speaking with them on the week’s matches are England and Saracens’ scrum half Richard Wigglesworth and former Scotland full back Sean Lamont. Nigel Owens is takes us through the slimming down of rugby’s laws. Whilst George Robson gives us a tactical breakdown of how to attack well in rugby. Plus Ben and Brian go through some of the big moments of 2017 including the Lions, Exeter Chiefs...