Brian Moore has launched a rousing defence of his commentating style after copping flak from trolls on Twitter.

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The former England hooker was accused of ‘slagging’ off England and of having an old fashioned style of commentary.

The unabashed and outspoken pundit – as ever – didn’t hold back in defending his approach, and was largely supported by his many followers.

It all started when one Tweeter posted: “You all ready to start slagging England off from the first kick [?].

Moore responded in kind, saying that he would continue to call it as he sees it.

“I’m ready to say exactly what I see; if England are good I’ll say so; if they’re not I’ll also say so. It’s not my job to ‘get behind the team.”

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“To those saying my analysis is old-fashioned – it isn’t but it is simple. Know why? Because out of an audience of 7-8m, all but 1m know very little about rugby & they need simple explanations. If the choice is boring supposed experts and informing them; I choose them.”

He was supported by plenty of rugby’s Twitterati.

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Paul Morgan, Communications Director at Premiership Rugby, said: “One thing you can never accuse Brian of is not calling it as he sees it … disagree with his views by all means but he always calls it exactly as he sees it – good or bad…”

A British and Irish Lion of two tours, Moore won 64 caps for England between 1987 and 1995.

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