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: 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
16 March 2013 12:00 AM
Coach's View: If England can bring it down to a kicking game they can win big test
08 March 2013 10:00 PM
Coach's View: England, growing in confidence by the game, are huge favourites
23 February 2013 12:00 AM
Coach’s View: France will be hurting, and that makes them dangerous
09 February 2013 12:00 AM
02 February 2013 12:00 AM
Coach's View: England can drop a game in a tight tournament and still win the prize
01 December 2012 12:00 AM
Coach’s view: As it is, he’s going to start shaking every time the clock shows two minutes to go
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