Full name Brian Christopher Moore
Born January 11, 1962, Birmingham
Current age 54 years 137 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, England B, England Students, England Under-23s, England, England XV
|British and Irish Lions||1989-1993||5||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||2||0||60.00|
|IRB Rugby World Cup||1987-1995||14||13||1||0||0||0||0||0||8||6||0||57.14|
|Test debut||England v Scotland at Twickenham, Apr 4, 1987 match details|
|Last Test||England v France at Pretoria, Jun 22, 1995 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
Brian Moore built a reputation as one of the hardest players of the amateur era, the snarling 'Pitbull' packing down as England's hooker in 64 Tests.
A loyal servant of Harlequins as well as Leeds, Richmond and Nottingham, Moore trained as a solicitor in Nottingham while pursuing his rugby career. He won Grand Slams with England in 1991, 1992 and 1995 and played at the first three Rugby World Cups, including the final of the 1991 tournament.
Moore also ascended to the top of the sport with the British & Irish Lions and played five Tests for the tourists between 1989 and 1993. He played all three Tests against the Wallabies in 1989 as the Lions took the series.
Moore was born in Birmingham but adopted by Methodist lay preacher parents, moving to Halifax in Yorkshire. In 2009 Moore revealed in his autobiography Beware of the Dog that he had been sexually abused as a child by a churchgoing friend of his parents and also his struggle to come to terms with his abandonment by his birth mother. His book would go on to win the William Hill Sports Book of the Year in 2010.
Following his retirement from playing Moore began a successful career as a journalist and pundit, working extensively with the BBC and writing a column in The Daily Telegraph.