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Ex-England international Brian Moore to step down from BBC coverage on men’s Six Nations

Erstwhile England hooker and long-time BBC staple Brian Moore has announced he’s gear up to depart from his role as commentator on the men’s Six Nations title this weekend

Brian Moore has announced he’ll step down from 6 Nations commentary this Saturday

Brian Moore will commentate on a men’due south Six Nations match for the last time on Saturday after announcing the Calcutta Loving cup clash betwixt England and Scotland will be his farewell fixture.

Moore, 60, has become a staple of the Six Nations title for the past twenty years and cemented synonymous status with the tournament.

But the ex-England hooker—who was capped past his country on 64 occasions—announced on Th that Saturday’s offset-round clash at Murrayfield will exist his send-off.

The outspoken Moore thanked long-term commentary partner Eddie Butler for his contributions over the years every bit he revealed: “My England career began with a Calcutta Cup, and my BBC co-comms career on the Men’south 6 Nations will end on Saturday with another.

“Thank you to all at BBC Sport, especially my mate, Eddie Butler. It’s been a privilege to piece of work on some unforgettable sporting occasions.”

Moore went on to particular that he’ll be transitioning commentary duties to the women’s 6 Nations, which is due to become underway on March 26, almost immediately later on the men’s championship concludes.

“I’k pleased to say I volition be working on the Women’s vi Nations coverage,” he continued.

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“My commitment to women’south rugby goes back every bit far as 1991, helping the England forrard. Women’southward rugby is the cardinal to sustaining all rugby long term, and I’m proud to even so exist involved.”

Brian Moore played 64 times for England



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The BBC recently unveiled its new broadcasting line-upwards for the 2022 Six Nations, with former England centre Jeremy Guscott stepping downward from his duties afterward 20 years of contributing.

Gabby Logan is set to take over equally the coverage lead, while Sam Warburton and Martin Johnson—sometime captains of Wales and England, respectively—are on board as pundits.

A change in the fixture allocation means the BBC volition broadcast simply match per weekend during this year’s 6 Nations, while ITV will air two-thirds of all fixtures.

Long-time presenter John Inverdale has also been a casualty of the BBC remodel, while Ugo Monye, John Barclay and Jonathan Davies will exist contributors.

Gabby Logan will pb the BBC’s Six Nations coverage moving forward



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Moore retired from international rugby in 1995 and began his broadcasting career a few years later, when he was invited to provide commentary on another Calcutta Cup clash.

The ‘Pitbull’—who is a qualified solicitor—has garnered a reputation for his way with words and rugby knowledge since then, not to mention a reputation for existence direct in his criticisms.

1 of his nigh famous Half dozen Nations outbursts came during a 2008 clash betwixt England and Italy in Rome, a closer-than-expected match in which the visitors were made to work for as of their 23-19 win.

Moore permit rip when England fly-half Toby Flood kicked to clear the brawl while leading 23-12, rather than keep possession, making his frustrations felt every bit he shouted: “They’ve kicked information technology away again, for God’s sake!”

Meanwhile, the women’due south Six Nations recently announced video-sharing app TikTok as its first title sponsor, an unprecedented development that promises to promote the competition to a new global audience.

Speaking about the deal, Six Nations chief executive Ben Morel said: “The significance of our partnership with TikTok cannot exist understated.

“The very first title partner in the history of the Women’due south Six Nations Championship, equally well equally support for the Guinness Vi Nations and Autumn Nations Series is something to be incredibly excited about.”

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