EVEN THE biggest, fiercest, proudest Lions supporter would find it hard to dispute that so far the 2013 tour has been a let-down. Not quite a farce but verging on one. Nearly three weeks in and four matches gone and the sense of anti-climax is overwhelming. Apart from the cracking contest against the Queensland Reds, the Lions haven’t been seriously tested in their other three matches.
Posts Tagged ‘Brian Moore’
Posted 9 months ago
Posted 12 months ago
TOM SMITH was always a canny player and he’s proving pretty canny as a coach. Judging by recent events at Edinburgh that have seen the departure of the coaching staff, the 41-year-old former Scotland and Lions loosehead timed his exit from the club to perfection, leaving last summer after helping them reach the last four of the Heineken Cup. And while it’s all gone pear-shaped at Edinburgh, Smith is enjoying a “steep learning curve” as forwards coach of Lyon in Pro2.
Posted 3 years ago
MAN OF extremes, and excess. Brian Moore celebrated the 1989 Lions win so hard that he got ridiculously drunk, made an Aussie guy ill through a drinking challenge, upset the bloke’s wife, then had to be rescued by journalists who spotted him doing aeroplane impressions amid the traffic on Sydney Harbour Bridge. He collapsed in his hotel and missed the…