Brian Moore is a former England Rugby Player, Broadcaster and After-Dinner Speaker.
Born in Birmingham, Brian studied law at Nottingham University and subsequently became a qualified solicitor.
During his rugby career, Moore played for Harlequins, Nottingham, Leeds and represented England.
In the early 1990’s Brian, or ‘Pitbull’, as he was better known to many, was the archetypal front-row rugby player.
His crooked front teeth, described by England colleague Paul Rendall as “the kind you get from a DIY shop and hammer in yourself“, purveyed a “don’t mess with me” image that left many an opponent quaking in his boots.
Notorious for winding up the opposition, Brian was always willing to throw himself into the thick of the action.
- He won a total of 64 England caps between 1987 and 1995.
- Played in three Rugby World Cups, including the World Cup final against Australia at Twickenham in 1991.
- He was member of the England side that won Grand Slams in 1991, 1992 and 1995
- He was a Test series winner with the British Lions in Australia 1989.
- Brian was voted 1990 Rugby World Player of the Year.
Brian missed just 4 of 66 Internationals from his debut in 1987 until his final game against France in ’95.
He belongs to the band of rugby players who are almost as well-known by their nicknames as by their given names, but the true origins of the hooker’s nickname are somewhat unclear.
Brian recalls “My nickname came from Wade Dooley, I don’t know why he came up with it particularly – some said it was a remarkable resemblance to the horrible beasts. Others said it was because of an attitude of never wanting to let go of something once you’d got hold of it!”
Since retiring, Moore has been a regular media commentator and pundit, who is admired for his forthright views and style.
He writes a rugby column for The Daily Telegraph and is a regular broadcaster on Talksport.
He works for the BBC as a rugby commentator on TV and Radio Five Live.
Brian Moore remains as one of the UK’s leading rugby after-dinner speakers.