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

September 24, 2018

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 Edinburgh's losses.

And England and Loughborough Lightning captain Sarah Hunter goes through the Premier 15s results.

Plus a look at England's training squad now that the World Cup is less than a year away.

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

September 17, 2018

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 improve.

Thinus Delport gives the run down on how South Africa were able to pull off the shock of the weekend and beat New Zealand.

Plus we speak with Harlequins' Shaunagh Brown about the RFU announcing they will be handing out women's contracts. 

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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

September 10, 2018

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 humdinger of a win over Wasps, we speak with their fly half Gareth Steenson about how the Chiefs can keep getting better. 

Ospreys back James Hook joins to run over the PRO14 action paying close attention to the Welsh side's mixed results.

And the Premier 15s were back this weekend and Wasps coach Giselle Mather tells us who shone and who are the teams to watch this season.

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

September 4, 2018

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 the World Cup.

We speak with Harlequins' forwards coach Alex Codling about life under Paul Gustard and their dominant win over Sale, and with James Downey for everything that happened in the PRO14.

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

May 28, 2018

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, and how coffee is the new way for rugby players to socialise.

We get an Ireland update from Malcolm O'Kelly as his former side Leinster end the season on a high and we ask how the Irish national side can carry on the effort against Australia in June.

Nigel Owens briefs us on rugby's new laws, and his Summer tour plans to Japan. Plus we round up the season, including an in depth discussion on development of the women's game with Maggie Alphonsi.

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

May 21, 2018

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 Australia to tell us all about the discussions had down under.
 
We speak with CEO and founder of the RPA, Damian Hopley, about mental health, how the RPA helps players and coaches alike to have open conversations on this subject, and we reflect on the RPA Awards ceremony.
 
Plus, Brian and Ben have a candid conversation about how Ben's childhood experiences have affected the way he coaches and friendships.
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Episode 59: Stuart Hogg, Jack Conan, and Ben Coles

May 14, 2018

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 clubs have made, and which of the Scottish young players we should be watching in the Summer.

Champions Cup winner, Jack Conan, makes his podcast debut and says it's business as usual following Leinster's victory over Racing 92 at the weekend as they get ready to face arch rivals Munster for a place in the PRO14 final.

Plus Brian and Ben discuss the news that there could be a Pacific Islands Super Rugby team on the way soon.

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

May 7, 2018

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 success to the club.

In the southern hemisphere, Western Force were back playing rugby and with some new laws to test. Rugby writer Jamie Wall debates the pros and cons of these laws, and how well they were received.

Plus former England 7s captain Rob Vickerman, tells us about the upcoming rugby World Cup in San Francisco, and bemoans the lack of structure around the 7s setup in England.

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

April 30, 2018

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, with Scarlets hosting Cheetahs in the other. Former Edinburgh and Scotland fullback Hugo Southwell tells us how Richard Cockerill has turned the club around.

We speak with Saracens Women's captain, Lotte Clapp about becoming the inaugural winners of the Premier 15s after their 24-20 win over Harlequins. Plus Nigel Owens is back to run through the law on high tackles.

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

April 23, 2018

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 Powell makes his podcast debut to discuss Judgement Day and where Wales are at internationally.

Plus it's the Premier 15s final on Sunday 29th April, and Harlequins Ladies captain Rachael Burford tells us what her side will need to do to defeat Saracens.

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