Get unlimited access to all Telegraph Sport for £1 a week, including our unrivalled Rugby World Cup coverage After six weeks of upsets, hammerings and cancellations we are down to just two teams in the 2019 Rugby World Cup final: England and South Africa. Alongside Brian Moore this week is the former England sevens captain and broadcaster Rob Vickerman to reflect on the two semi-finals and to look ahead to Saturday's showdown. England produced the finest display of the Eddie Jones era to dismiss pre-tournament favourites New Zealand on Saturday morning and both Brian and Rob think it’s hard to look past them for the William Webb Ellis Trophy. As for New Zealand, it's not the three in a row that departing head coach Steve Hansen had his sights set on, former All Black Scott Hamilton joins the show to speak about how the Kiwi’s have reacted to the defeat and who’s likely to replace Hansen after the tournament. Wales's dream ended on Sunday morning with a … [Read more...] about Brian Moore’s Full Contact podcast: New Zealand win was Eddie Jones’ finest hour, now go win the World Cup
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Kate Middleton and Prince William have already offered up plenty of travel inspiration for royal fans thanks to some seriously glamorous royal tours. In fact, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge boast a pretty impressive travel diary already that has seen them travel to the likes of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and India. And of course they've even been joined by their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte for some of their adventures (although Prince Louis has yet to go on his first royal tour!). But it's not just their royal tours where the royal couple go exploring. They pull out all the stops for their holidays too, heading to destinations such as Kenya and Mustique for some downtime. If they're ever stuck for ideas they can always take inspiration from where other British royals go on holiday ! We take a look at William and Kate's impressive travel diary so far... 1. Kenya Kenya no doubt holds a very special place in the couple's hearts - after all, it was here where … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton and Prince William’s travel diary from royal tours to holidays
THE Grand Tour's James May has admitted that he "doesn't want to be with" Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond in a new trailer. The 56-year-old star makes the jibe in a clip from Seamen, the first season four special. The episode sees the trio braving the ocean in Vietnam, with each star given a different style of boat to make the journey across the choppy waters. While Richard, 49, gets drenched, and 59-year-old Jeremy marvels at his boat's high speed, James confesses that he doesn't know why he is rushing to catch up with his co-stars. Tailing behind, the star quips: "I am trying to catch up with people who I don’t even want to be with anyway." The 30-second teaser clip ends with Jeremy saying: "Hammond, the Nav has gone."Richard replies: "Ah so we have lost the thing that has got us lost." Earlier this week, it was reported that Jeremy had lost contact with his co-hosts as they made their way across the sear. Despite the handicap, he actually reached the destination earlier … [Read more...] about The Grand Tour’s James May admits he ‘doesn’t want to be with’ Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond in new trailer
The nocturnal noises coming from the French forest make it sound like there’s a grand prix for combine harvesters going on in there. The bizarre braying sound of stags in the mating season can come as quite an assault on the senses. But this strange soundtrack seems suited to the other-worldly presence directly in front of me, glowing magisterially under a full moon — the Chateau de Chambord. Of the 300 or so chateaux along a Unesco-listed, 174-mile stretch of the Loire Valley, two hours south of Paris, Chateau de Chambord stands apart as the oldest (currently celebrating its 500th anniversary), the largest and probably the strangest. Majestic: Chateau de Chambord is located in the Loire Valley, two hours south of Paris Most chateaux sit right on, or close to, the river, craning their aristocratic necks, almost daring the French Revolution to turn up with the guillotine. Chambord, though, was deliberately constructed by King Francis I away from public view on an … [Read more...] about Touring Chateau de Chambord, a place so elaborate it makes Downton Abbey look down at heel!
ANTHONY JOSHUA is set to rake in a monster £25million for fighting Jarrell Miller in New York this June. The unbeaten WBO, IBF and WBA champion failed in his bid to fight Tyson Fury or Dillian Whyte in April at Wembley. While Brit fans will be devastated AJ's next big fight will be in the US, Joshua himself has reason to be happy. After all, less than three years ago he earned just £1.5m for his fight with Dominic Breazeale at the O2 Arena. With that in mind, we take a look at Joshua's last eight fights and how his pay-days have drastically increased.1. Dillian Whyte, December 2015 - £3m MONTHS after beating Scottish boxer Gary Cornish in just 90 seconds, AJ revealed he would fight Whyte at the O2.The pair took part in an incredible grudge match in what was then easily the Watford star's biggest pay-day. Joshua eventually won with a devastating uppercut in the seventh round - after a huge scare in the second - to win the vacant British heavyweight title. 2. Charles … [Read more...] about Anthony Joshua’s incredible pay days have risen from £1.5m O2 scrap to £25m New York showdown with Jarrell Miller