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Brian Moore
England
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Full name Brian Christopher Moore
Born January 11, 1962, Birmingham
Current age 52 years 202 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, England B, England Students, England
Position Hooker

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1987-1995 69 68 1 4 1 0 0 0 48 20 1 70.28
England 1987-1995 64 63 1 4 1 0 0 0 45 18 1 71.09
British and Irish Lions 1989-1993 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 60.00
Five/Six Nations 1987-1995 33 33 0 4 1 0 0 0 25 7 1 77.27
IRB Rugby World Cup 1987-1995 14 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 6 0 57.14

Career statistics
Test debut England v Scotland at Twickenham, Apr 4, 1987 match details
Last Test England v France at Pretoria, Jun 22, 1995 match details
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Profile

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.

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Moore calls for Cipriani Test recall (May 5, 2014) 'Endless TMO delays' annoying rugby supporters (Jan 20, 2014) Moore: Manu Tuilagi is a 'prat' for prank (Sep 17, 2013) Brian Moore attacks 'ludicrous try celebrations' (May 21, 2013) Moore claims modern scrum is 'a grotesque farce' (Mar 29, 2013) Brian Moore news and articles (12) »
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Sep 4, 2013
Former England internationals Jeff Probyn, Brian Moore and Jason Leonard pack down again
Former England internationals Jeff Probyn, Brian Moore and Jason Leonard pack down again
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Apr 25, 2013
Michael Lynagh, Nigel Owens and Brian Moore at London Zoo
Michael Lynagh, Nigel Owens and Brian Moore at London Zoo
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Apr 25, 2013
Michael Lynagh, Nigel Owens and Brian Moore launch the referee's kit for the Lions tour
Michael Lynagh, Nigel Owens and Brian Moore launch the referee's kit for the Lions tour
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Mar 16, 2013
Former England hooker Brian Moore
Former England hooker Brian Moore
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Brian Moore rugby photos (12) »
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