LIST: Brian Moore ranks the five best rugby tourists | Ruck

LIST: Brian Moore ranks the five best rugby tourists

The following list was picked by Brian Moore solely on the basis of the respective players’ qualities as a tourist; it has nothing to do with their rugby talent.

#1. Dean Richards

  • Major teams British and Irish Lions, England Under-23s, Leicester Tigers, England, England XV
  • Position No. 8
  • Caps 54

Richards is a former England and British & Irish Lions No.8 who was regarded as one of the world’s best players in his position with the ability to read the game and he also had extraordinary pace for a back-row forward.

He will often be remembered not just for his great teamwork but for his scruffy appearance on the field with his shirt un-tucked and his socks down by his ankles.

Moore said: “An evil Weights and Measures officer in Tour Courts, possessing of an unusual sense of humour and an almost photographic memory when it comes to playing cards. Another big drinker.”

DID YOU KNOW? Leicester won the Premiership Rugby title in Richards’ first four seasons in charge and also won the Heineken Cup in 2001 and 2002

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