Brian Moore's Full Contact Rugby
Ben Ryan: England won't win the World Cup with George Ford at outhalf
Monday, 19 August
The Rugby World Cup is fast approaching and we have a new side at the top of the World rankings.
Congratulations to Wales for overtaking New Zealand and for their win against England in Cardiff which propelled them to the top of the list amongst rugby's elite. Former Wales and Lions prop Adam Jones joins the show to talk about the new found pressure on Warren Gatland's side heading into the World Cup this autumn.
Former England and Fiji sevens coach is alongside Brian in studio, he runs his eye over Eddie Jones 31 man squad and says Owen Farrell should be wrapped up in cotton wool until the tournament starts, because England have no chance of winning it if he is not playing outhalf.
France have a habit of peaking before the World Cup and their former coach Phillipe Saint André joins the show to reflect on their impressive win over Scotland and also about the story behind his new academy https://www.psaacademies.com/
New Zealand silenced a few doubters with a convincing win over Australia to retain the Bledisloe Cup, former All Black winger Scott Hamilton gives us his verdict on Sevu Reece and George Bridge after both players impressed in the win.
And we discuss the fate of the Pacific Island nations heading into the World Cup and whether more can be done to help develop the sides after it emerged that 18% of the global professional rugby population come from Pacific Island descent.