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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.

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English


Episodes

Brian Moore: I didn't believe that the All Blacks would get back into the match and Ireland didn't let them

11/19/2018
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Brian Moore is joined by the former England wing Tom May in this week's episode of Full Contact to discuss that sensational Ireland victory over the All Blacks, England's testing match against Japan, and Scotland's narrow loss to South Africa, and everything in between. We speak with former Ireland and Leinster prop Mike Ross about how Ireland were able to overcome New Zealand without Conor Murray, and we hear from Mike about what training is like under Joe Schmidt. Tom and Brian discuss...

Duration:00:47:19

Zinzan Brooke: The better team lost

11/12/2018
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Heartbreak for England as they came so close to a memorable victory over the All Blacks by the finest of margins missing out in the end by a single point. Alongside Brian Moore to discuss the weekend's trials and jubilations is the 2003 World Cup winner, Neil Back. He says that for the first time that England have two tiers of back row players with no one assured of a starting position. Brian meanwhile believes that these two matches have shown that Owen Farrell needs to be starting at fly...

Duration:00:52:43

Kyran Bracken: I don’t think the Ford/Farrell axis has worked

11/5/2018
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England have got their Autumn International campaign off to a winning start, and quite a surprising one too over South Africa. In studio with Brian Moore to discuss that and the other international fixtures is former Scotland scrum half, Rory Lawson. Was England’s win down to luck? Brian says no, former England scrum half Kyran Bracken says yes. Kyran also says that Farrell needs to be playing at fly half due to his greater physicality than that of George Ford. We discuss the Doddie Weir...

Duration:00:55:54

Doddie Weir: I still wake up with a smile, still ducking and diving each day

10/29/2018
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With the Autumn Internationals kicking off this weekend, Brian Moore is joined by Telegraph rugby writer Charlie Morgan to preview the home nations' fixtures and try to make sense of the new global calendar. Joining them to go in depth on England's problems in selection is the former England and Bath full back, Matt Perry, who says that he would like to see Elliot Daly in Perry's former position for England. To discuss Ireland's prospects is their former lock Malcolm O'Kelly as he looks...

Duration:00:50:34

Mark Cueto: Chris Ashton has to be in pole position to start for England

10/22/2018
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Round Two of European action threw up some shock results, enraged debate on tackle laws, and gave some spectators a hard watch if they were in Glasgow. Alongside Brian Moore this week is the former Wales number 8 Martyn Williams. Joining them to discuss the action in Newcastle, Edinburgh, and Glasgow is former Scotland scrum half Rory Lawson who unpicks the weekend just gone and gives a positive outlook on Scotland's upcoming Internationals. Mark Cueto discusses the impressive debut of...

Duration:00:48:41

James Simpson-Daniel: Ben Morgan ticks the boxes for England's number eight shortage

10/15/2018
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The European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup are back for another season and what an opening weekend it was. In the studio this week Brian Moore is joined by former England and Gloucester winger James Simpson-Daniel. Brian and James dissect the weekend's European Rugby action including a day to forget for Bath and Freddie Burns. Former Leinster hooker Shane Byrne joins the show to discuss whether his old side are going to make it two Champions Cup titles in a row, and Worcester head coach...

Duration:00:42:03

Ben Ryan: Marcus Smith should go to the World Cup, not George Ford.

10/8/2018
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Six weeks have been and gone in the domestic game and the Premiership and PRO14 tables are starting to take shape. In the studio with Brian Moore this week is two time World Champion and Olympic Games Gold medal winning coach, Ben Ryan. Brian and Ben discuss the big talking points in the Premiership, and get stuck into who should and shouldn't be on the plane to Japan for England next year - with Ben standing by his belief that England will not win the World Cup with George Ford at fly...

Duration:00:56:10

Making thirteen changes turns the league into a farce

10/1/2018
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Listen in to Brian Moore and Maggie Alphonsi for this week's episode as we look back on a weekend of second string teams, a consortium takeover, and a shed load of points scored. Bristol Bears Head Coach Pat Lam joins the show to tell us about life at Bristol and how it compares with his previous roles as well as how much harder the Premiership is in comparison to the Championship. We get our PRO14 breakdown with the former Leinster and Ireland prop Reggie Corrigan after Munster's...

Duration:00:40:18

For the first time in a long time I can't understand Eddie's selections and that worries me

9/24/2018
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White noise, a bonkers Welford Road match, and Willie le Roux with more air miles than a jumbo jet all feature on this week’s podcast, and alongside Brian Moore to discuss it all is the Telegraph’s Ben Coles. We speak with Schalk Brits about life back in the South Africa setup and how his "retirement" is going, as well as some of his former Saracens teammates. Sean Lamont, former Scotland fullback, goes through some of the rather surprising PRO14 results including both Glasgow and...

Duration:00:47:11

I hate players saying the game’s gone soft. It’s harder than it ever was.

9/17/2018
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Red cards, comebacks, and proof that the All Blacks are human after all. Alongside Brian Moore to discuss the latest goings on in rugby is former Scotland international Hugo Southwell. Listen as Brian gives his views on how the game is changing and players need to adapt to the new laws following Will Spencer's red card as we run through the Premiership fixtures. We speak with former Newcastle Falcons forward Ally Hogg about his old side's start to the season and how they need to...

Duration:00:46:55

Out of Ford, Farrell, and Cipriani, Danny is the one fly half who can make something happen out of nothing and Eddie Jones needs that

9/10/2018
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Round two of domestic action is complete leaving some sizable scores and another Danny Cipriani wonder pass. Brian Moore returns this week with former Leicester, Saracens, and England hooker George Chuter in studio to discuss everything that happened. Listen in as George tells us his experience of being coached by Matt O'Connor and Geordan Murphy - saying that the former was quite old school in his style, and the latter will need to keep momentum high within the squad. After Exeter's...

Duration:00:42:13

Geordan Murphy is a Leicester Tiger inside out and knows the winning formula

9/4/2018
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Brian Moore is back for another season of no nonsense rugby discussion as he and a host of guests dissect the week's top stories on and off the pitch. This week he is joined in studio by Telegraph Rugby News Correspondent, Gavin Mairs as they go through the opening weekend of domestic rugby. Listen in to hear what they think of Leicester's sacking Matt O'Connor after one match, why Brian thinks Todd Blackadder "is about to explode", and how much ground England need to cover a year out from...

Duration:00:48:22

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

5/28/2018
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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,...

Duration:00:54:59

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

5/21/2018
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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 Owens is back from referee camp in...

Duration:00:52:41

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

5/14/2018
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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...

Duration:00:38:28

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

5/7/2018
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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...

Duration:00:47:45

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

4/30/2018
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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,...

Duration:00:41:23

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

4/23/2018
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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...

Duration:00:54:10

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

4/16/2018
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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...

Duration:00:54:21

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

4/9/2018
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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...

Duration:00:49:07