Brian Moores Full Contact Rugby: Ruthless New Zealand are still a cut above the rest

Brian Moores Full Contact Rugby: Ruthless New Zealand are still a cut above the rest

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The 2019 Rugby World Cup is officially underway in Japan and what a weekend it was.

Fresh off Wales’s bonus point win over Georgia, Brian Moore is joined in studio by former Wales and Lions full back Lee Byrne to discuss the major talking points from round one.

England needed ‘Fergie time’ to ensure their bonus point against Tonga, and friend of the show and World Cup finalist George Chuter is on hand to reflect on their uninspiring performance and to look ahead to their next pool match against the USA.

Ireland showed glimpses of their former self by thrashing Six Nations rivals Scotland in a rain-soaked Yokohama. Irish Times journalist Liam Toland makes a welcome return to the show to discuss whether the game was a display of Irish brilliance or Scottish incompetence.

The standout tie of the opening weekend came on Saturday morning as tournament favourites New Zealand edged out second favourites South Africa. A relieved former All Black, Zinzan Brook, joins the show and says he expects both sides to get better despite impressing in game one.

And we look back on Wales 2011 World Cup campaign with Lee and get his take on the infamous red card shown to former captain Sam Warburton which many argue cost them a place in the World Cup Final

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