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Brian Moore: If you want to be brutal, pick the right players

Brian Moore: If you want to be brutal, pick the right players

The first week of the 2020 Six Nations is in the history books and it was not one to remember for England and their head coach Eddie Jones.This week, Brian Moore is joined in studio by former Scotland fly half Craig Chalmers to reflect on the opening weekend, including that loss for England in Paris.Former England centre Mike Tindall joins the show and expresses his concerns for England's ageing squad after they were outplayed by a young and daring French side. There's also concerns over England's options at scrum half and number eight after Tom Curry failed to have the desired impact on the game after being moved there from openside flanker.Next up for England is a trip to Murrayfield to take on Scotland who were one major Stuart Hogg error away from picking up a result away to Ireland. Finn Russell will once again miss out on the game as his spat with head coach Gregor Townsend continues, but Craig is confident that the Scots can upset the odds against their old rivals without Russell in the team.It was a case of new coach, same result for Ireland who had 34 year old captain Johnny Sexton to thank for all 19 of their points against Scotland. Despite a pragmatic performance from the Irish, former Munster and Leinster back row Liam Toland is satisfied from what he saw in Andy Farrell's first game in charge. He joins the show to look ahead to Ireland's clash with Wales.And finally Wales picked up a routine bonus point win at home to Italy, the former Ospreys head coach Sean Holley gives us his verdict on the game and what we can expect to see from Wayne Pivac's side in Dublin on Saturday.Listen to The Briefing on Apple Podcasts:, Spotify or ask your smart speaker for “The Telegraph Briefing”

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