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Telegraph, 26 Oct 2021
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International rugby is back and so is Brian Moore's Full Contact podcast!

Over the course of the Autumn international series Brian will once again be joined by the biggest and best names in the game as the best of the Southern Hemisphere tours Europe to take on the best of the Northern Hemisphere.

Looking ahead at the busy month alongside Brian is former England Sevens captain Rob Vickerman. The pair dissect Eddie Jones' divisive England squad and ask whether the injection of new faces will also lead to a more expansive and new playing style.

New Zealand arrive in the Northern Hemisphere for the first time since 2018 and kick off their tour with a clash against Wales. We speak with former All Blacks hooker Sean Fitzpatrick about the state of the world's most famous side who are in transition following the departure of Steve Hansen.

Elsewhere England's Women begin their preparation for next year's World Cup with a double header against New Zealand. We hear from former centre Rachael Burford about how Simon Middleton's side are shaping up and whether or not the RFU will succeed in their bid to host the 2025 World Cup

Plus we discuss Wales and Scotland ahead of their return this weekend and the scheduling issues which mean Wales will miss a large portion of their squad against New Zealand.

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