Brian Christopher Moore
Was born on 11 January 1962 in Birmingham and after four months was adopted and brought up by his adopting parents in Halifax, Yorkshire. He attended Crossley and Porter Grammar School, Halifax before studying law at Nottingham University 1982-84 where he gained an LLB (Hons) degree and was recently awarded an LLD (Honorary Doctorate) for his services to the University.
Amongst other things he is FSA qualified, an OPI qualified Nail manicurist, a Semi-skilled sheet metal shearer and a qualified lawyer.
He practised as a Litigation solicitor for 17 years – 1986 to 2003 with a three year break and was a Partner in two London firms. He was listed for three consecutive years as a recommended expert in Sports Law in the Chambers Directory the leading legal publication.
He writes a Monday column on rugby and has written a Thursday column on general sport for The Daily Telegraph. He was short-listed for Sports Journalist of the Year 2009 in the prestigious British Press Awards.
He wrote a wine column for the Sun for almost four years having previously been the wine correspondent for the Today newspaper.
He now co-hosts 2 shows on TalkSport radio - the Thursday Breakfast Show with Alan Brazil and Monday's Colin Murray Show with Colin Murray and Perry Groves.
He works for the BBC as a rugby co-commentator on both TV and Radio Five Live.
Over the last ten years has become a recognised After Dinner and Motivational speaker and has been engaged by many leading national and international companies.
He has been consulted as an Expert Witness in several high value catastrophic rugby injury cases.
TV appearances -
He has appeared on numerous and wide ranging TV programmes including:Grandstand – Rugby Special – Question of Sport – Newsnight (not political) – Comic Relief – Chelsea TV – Generation Game – Noel’s House Party – You Bet – Hale and Pace – Motormouth – CBBC – Weakest Link – They Think it’s All Over - Sports Relief - Sports Personality of the Year
He has broadcast on a similar variety of radio programmes including: Five Live (nearly all their shows) – Radio 4 – Capital – Hosted Radio Trent Friday night sports show – All in the Mind – Oz Clarke’s Wine Show – Down Your Way – TalkSport 2011 RWC and the 2013 British and Irish Lions Tour of Australia - Desert Island Discs
His image was used in two TV campaigns - St Ivel Gold Light and The Daily Telegraph.
He has recorded voice-overs for Fullers Bitter 'Take Pride' - O2 'Party in the Park' - Microsoft Office
He has featured in the platinum award-winning Nike campaign ‘It’s not the winning it’s the taking apart’ and the follow-up– ‘These men are dangerous.’ He was used by the Daily Telegraph 'We've got the Greatest Minds' and TalkSport for their lead 2011 RWC campaign.
During his rugby career he played at nearly every level of English and British rugby with the following clubs – The Old Crossleyans, Nottingham, Harlequins and Richmond.
He gained 64 Caps for England and went on 2 British Lions Tours – 1989 Australia – 1993 New Zealand.
He was part of an England team that won 3 Grand Slams and in 1991
He was voted Whitbread Rugby World Player of the Year 1990/91