Brian Moore

Brain Moore

Former England and British Lions hooker Brian Moore was one of rugby's most fierce competitors. Moore was at the heart of the England packs of the late '80s and '90s and a leading critic of the RFU administration who were attempting at that time to keep the top class game on an amateur footing. 


Perhaps 'Pit-Bull's' finest moments came on the British Lions tour of Australia in 1989 when he nailed a Test berth in the victorious series. Remarkably, such was his desire to get into the starting line-up that he refused to utter a single word to the other hooker in the Lions squad, Ireland's Steve Smith, for the entire duration of the tour.

Making his England debut in 1987, he amassed 64 international caps before retiring at the end of the 1995 World Cup. A lawyer by trade, he has many business interests and in the internet boom set up an portal for mobile phones in tandem with former Boomtown Rat Bob Geldof.