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: 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
01 November 2013 10:14 PM
Coach's view: Australia will draw confidence from their victory a year ago
04 July 2013 01:59 PM
It is my firm belief that had we seen Beko's recall notices for their faulty cookers my son and his friend would still be alive today
Brian Smith: What is it about Lions coach Warren Gatland? He’s either smart or really believes in mind games
29 June 2013 12:00 AM
Coach's view: If Phillips is injured, Warren won’t want Aussies to think it’s wounded the Lions
Brian Smith: My heart says Australia – my head says it’s going to be mighty close against Lions in the first Test
22 June 2013 12:00 AM
I’ve never seen anyone hit a ball s straight and true as Halfpenny
14 June 2013 10:53 PM
Cheika will not run up the white flag. His Waratahs are a clever side
08 June 2013 12:00 AM
Wallabies love playing sides who think they are superior... put it down to 'convict race' syndrome
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