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.
Brian Smith: Dead rubber? Try telling Kyle Eastmond and the others eager to stake a claim for a World Cup place
19 June 2014 10:18 PM
Brian Smith: Defensively, it's a huge gamble by Stuart Lancaster to move Manu Tuilagi out to the wing for second Test
12 June 2014 11:08 PM
Brian Smith: New Zealand will not be underestimating this weakened squad – they haven't forgotten 2012
05 June 2014 11:54 PM
Brian Smith: England are ruthlessly efficient, but Ireland and Brian O’Driscoll deserve to take Six Nations honours
15 March 2014 12:00 AM
If O’Driscoll ran for Irish president, he’d win the election by a landslide
Brian Smith: Scrum battle will be crucial, but England must win the bone-on-bone collisions if they want to beat Wales
08 March 2014 12:00 AM
If there is one thing everyone remembers about last year’s Six Nations game between Wales and England in Cardiff, it is that England took a serious spanking.
Brian Smith: Ireland have shed their inferiority complex and rightfully arrive at Twickenham as favourites in Six Nations clash
22 February 2014 12:00 AM
There is more to this Irish team than a burning desire to put one over the big country across the water
Brian Smith: You can’t blame Stuart Lancaster for his substitutions in the Six Nations – it is one of the hardest areas for us coaches
07 February 2014 10:05 PM
The Six Nations has a well-earned reputation for unpredictability and last weekend’s opening round lived up to it: Italy were a good deal more competitive against Wales than many people predicted, while the France-England rumble flew directly in the face of expectation, if we leave aside the performance of Billy Vunipola at No 8.
Brian Smith: England need more tries – and a plan that goes beyond just bullying the French pack in Six Nations
01 February 2014 12:00 AM
How a team starts a match says everything about their approach
Brian Smith: England’s only hope is trying to successfully contain New Zealand for the entire 80 minutes
15 November 2013 09:06 PM
If there’s a crumb of comfort, New Zealand don’t like Twickenham
09 November 2013 12:00 AM
Coach's view: You can have all the talent and potential in the world yet struggle when your players are spread all over the globe
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