Brian Moore: Should England's captain be a forward?

Brian Moore's Full Contact Rugby

By The Telegraph

Brian Moore: Should England's captain be a forward?

Monday, 8 March

The Six Nations return this weekend and all eyes will be on Twickenham for the clash between England and Grand Slam chasing France.

Joining Brian to look ahead to that game and more is the former England back row and World Rugby Hall of Famer Maggie Alphonsi.

They discuss the impressive performances of some of the players outside the England squad in the Gallagher Premiership and ask once again, if it is time for Eddie Jones to look to bring in new faces.

Owen Farrell's performance as captain has also been brought into question and both Brian and Maggie agree that England would benefit from having a forward as a captain instead of the under pressure Farrell.

As for France, they are playing their first Six Nations game for over a month after being cleared of any wrongdoing for breaching Covid protocols. Former international Thomas Castaignède joins the show to discuss their chances heading into the weekends clash.

Plus, there's the latest on the Lions tour after it was confirmed that the option to play in Australia is off the table and Maggie tells us about her female idols on International Women's Day.

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