Brian Moore: Saracens scandal won't cause a rift in the England camp

Brian Moore's Full Contact Rugby

By The Telegraph

Brian Moore: Saracens scandal won't cause a rift in the England camp

Tuesday, 28 January

Brian Moore is back for another series of Full Contact ahead of the 2020 Six Nations Championship.

This week former England centre Tom May is alongside Brian to look ahead to the opening round of fixtures in this years tournament. The pair discuss the effect the Saracens salary cap scandal is likely to have on Eddie Jones squad and also who should line up in the back row in the absence of Billy Vunipola who has been ruled out for the entire competition.

Scotland face a scandal of their own after star fly half Finn Russell was sent home for breaching team protocol. Former Scotland scrum half Rory Lawson joins the show to weigh in on the debate surrounding Russell and explains what the public perception is of head coach Gregor Townsend who retained his role despite a difficult 2019.

Ireland have picked a team with a nice blend of youth and experience for their curtain raiser against Scotland. It's the first Six Nations in charge for new head coach Andy Farrell and we get the opinion of former Ireland back row Alan Quinlan about how the Irish are shaping up under a new regime.

Wales are also starting this campaign under new management. Wayne Pivac has replaced Warren Gatland in charge and has promised an exciting brand of rugby. The defending champions are third favourites with the bookies heading into the competition and former Wales and Lions number 8 Scott Quinnell explains why the Welsh should not be taken lightly.

We're joined also by England Women's captain Sarah Hunter as her side begin the defence of their Grand Slam away to France, and we answer your questions surrounding the likes of Kyle Sinckler, Israel Folau and the new substitution rules.

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