Brian Smith

Brian Smith, 64, is a retired Logistics Controller from Saltash, Cornwall. He lives with his wife Wray. In 2010, their son Richard, 30, and his housemate Kevin, 32, were found dead from Carbon Monoxide poisoning from their Beko-manufactured cooker.

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Brian Smith column: Sexton can keep Ireland in the driving seat while Lancaster looks for forwards momentum

Former England attack coach looks at this weekend's Six Nations action

Ireland’s Jonathan Sexton, at the peak of his form, is arguably the world’s best No 10

Ireland vs England: Big-game winners can start on the bench and England could well regret not taking Danny Care - Brian Smith

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Wales vs England: I know Jonathan Joseph is a ‘Rolls-Royce’ centre, but has he got the horsepower to drive an England win? - Brian Smith

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Brian Smith: Defensively, it's a huge gamble by Stuart Lancaster to move Manu Tuilagi out to the wing for second Test

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