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Brian Moore slams ‘very poor’ Lawrence Dallaglio interview

Brian Moore has responded to Lawrence Dallaglio claim that Wasps shouldn’t be relegated from the Premiership due to the ‘size and history of the club’.

Wasps have barely a week to avoid such a plight after filing a second notice of intention to appoint administrators.

The legendary number 8 was discussing the clubs current plight as BT Sport built up to the Northampton Saints clash on Sunday.

“They [RFU] will say that any club that’s in administration has to go the same way as Worcester,” Dallaglio said.

“But the reality is, do you want to lose one of the biggest brands in club rugby, in world rugby and one of the brands that’s been one of the most successful sides in the Premiership? Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.”

Also responding in his column for The Telegraph, Moore wrote: “Former Wasps claim it is not in rugby’s interests for Wasps to be relegated, given their contribution to rugby, even going as far as to claim it is one of the world’s leading brands,

“Sorry, but the rules were agreed by everybody; equally big clubs have survived suffering relegation and not complained. There is a reason this sort of deal is proposed – they get the assets cheaper and leave a lot of little people out of pocket.

“No club can claim to have contributed so much that it is a special case. Would Wasps supporters back a similar call if it came from Quins who, despite winning nowhere near as much, are very much the equal of Wasps when it comes to rugby brands?”

Lawrence Dallaglio snubs Jonny Wilkinson from his All-Time World XV

England legend Lawrence Dallaglio has picked his all-time rugby XV for the Times.

He talked about the brilliant players that he has played with and watched. Then he decided to pick his best XV, with all the players that would make up a team of an all-time rugby XV.

However, despite selecting Jonny Wilkinson in his all-time England XV, the 2003 World Cup hero missed out on a spot in his teammates World XV with Australia legend Michael Lynagh instead taking the number 10 shirt.

Check out his full selection below.

15 CHRISTIAN CULLEN (NZ): Comes down to Cullen or Serge Blanco. While Blanco might have been a great player for a longer period, Cullen’s best years were sensational

14 DAVID CAMPESE (AUS): Wasn’t always generous in his comments about England but he was a great player and, really, he walks into the team

13 JERRY GUSCOTT (ENG): The way Jerry could accelerate onto a pass made him unique in my eyes. One of those players with the ability to do something that changed a game

12 FRANK BUNCE (NZ): Lots of people will say ‘how can you not pick Tim Horan at No 12?’ Horan was a great player, a better attacker than Bunce but I loved Bunce’s physicality