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Brian Moore (64 Caps for England; 5 for British Lions)

Brian Moore

64 Caps for England; 5 for British Lions

Brian Moore is a former professional rugby union player with 64 Caps for England and 5 for the British Lions. He was the 1991 Rugby World Player of the Year and is a qualified rugby referee.

Brian writes a weekly column for The Telegraph, currently one of the best performing articles behind the paywall and hosts a successful weekly podcast 'Full Contact.' He was shortlisted for the Sports Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards.

For BBC Sport, Brian is a lead summariser and studio pundit for the 6 Nations and Autumn Internationals and has been nominated for BAFTA and RTS Awards. He is a former radio presenter for Talksport and co-presenter of the Alan Brazil Breakfast Show, and recently completed a year-long contract working on a new sport radio station, LoveSport, where he hosted a 4-hour live drivetime show.

His 2014 documentary for BT Sport, Winning Ugly, looked into the transition of sports from amateur to professional and his 2010 autobiography, Beware of the Dog, is one of only two books to win both the William Hill Sports Book of the Year and the British Sportsbook Best Sport Book in the same year. It was also the best-selling sportsbook that year.

Brian holds a level 3 Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and recently launched a new beer in association with Wimbledon Brewery taking its name from his playing nickname, Pitbull.

Shane Byrne (41 caps for Ireland; British & Irish Lions)

Shane Byrne

41 caps for Ireland; British & Irish Lions

Shane Byrne is a former Irish rugby union hooker. Playing over 100 games for Leinster, he was called up by the national side in 2001 and won 41 caps between 2001 – 2005, scoring three tries.

In 2005 Shane was selected for the British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand and played in the first and third tests. Byrne scored a total of three tries for his country, scoring two of those in one match against Wales during the 2004 Six Nations series.

He joined Saracens in the summer of 2005 for two years, before returning to Ireland.

Eric Rush (9 tests for the All Blacks; 16 years with NZ Sevens)

Eric Rush

9 tests for the All Blacks; 16 years with NZ Sevens

Eric Rush started first-class rugby with Auckland as an explosive flanker with more pace than most backs.

After transferring to North Harbour he got more regular match play and was switched to the backs in 1992.

He played 9 tests for the All Blacks between 1992 and 1996.

He is one of the world's foremost Sevens rugby players. He has represented New Zealand at Sevens for 16 years and captained them to a Gold Medal victory at the 1998 Commonwealth Games at Kuala Lumpur, the World Sevens Title in 2000, Sevens World Cup championship in 2001, and the Gold Medal at the 2002 Olympic Games in Manchester. The New Zealand Sevens team has won the last four World Series Sevens Championships.

As well as Rugby Union & Sevens he has represented New Zealand at touch rugby, was in the New Zealand U-17 representative volleyball team, and won a light-heavyweight New Zealand boxing title whilst still at school.

Justin Sampson (Rugby expert and commentator)

Justin Sampson

Rugby expert and commentator

Justin Sampson is a rugby expert and commentator, professional master of ceremonies, auctioneer, trainer and faciliator who has worked with a wide variety of companies, charities and media outlets in Asia, Australia and the Middle East for the past 25 years.

Justin has covered 5 Rugby World Cups with ESPN STAR Sports, Fox Sports Asia and Channel News Asia, along with radio stations and newspapers in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.

He is a consultant to global and local organisations on sponsorship, social media, corporate hospitality, event management and fundraising, and is now based in Sydney, Australia.