The Opportunity: A conversation with Brian Moore

‘One thing I do wish is that I listened to more people. I didn’t always do that — I ploughed on. But there were a couple of occasions when brilliant people made decisions of their own on my behalf and all I had to do was go with them. At other times I was given great advice that I just took on board. One of those would be when I was offered pupillage by a great Nottingham Rugby supporter, but who warned me that being a barrister meant there could be no England career if I wanted to succeed at the bar. He did me a massive favour.’

‘That is luck I suppose, but I think I had to listen to the surgeon. It could have been that I decided to just get the surgery over with and the brilliance of the physio just added to the amazing series of events.’

‘I imagined myself on my deathbed and how I would think if I didn’t take those opportunities. Would I regret it at the moment it was too late to do anything about it? I decided that I would, so law went and I took the media roles. In sport we talk about not coming off the field wondering what might have been- do everything you can, and if you lose, fine. I took that approach to this decision.’

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