20 Questions with Lee Briers


Q: What is difficult about your sport?
A: 16 stone blokes running at you when you are only 13.

 

What is your favourite food?
Fillet Steak and Chips
   
What other sport would you like to compete in if you were not playing yours?
Golf, 100%, or be a golf caddy. Anything that doesn't require weights and physical training

Do you do your own laundry?
Not a chance, don't know where the laundry room is

What is difficult about your sport?
Injuries, dealing with them and then regaining fitness.
16 stone blokes running at you when you are only 13.
We could be here for hours…. the list goes on

How difficult is it to watch the team from the sideline if you are injured?
Used to be hard, now I have more maturity I use it as a positive to learn now that I am interested in coaching

If you could change one rule about your sport, what would it be?
Ban all tackles, not just the shoulder charge

What is the best compliment you have ever received?
Ive been told Ive got one of the best rugby brains to have ever played the game. Its a good job that is, as academically it doesn't work to well

What was the last thing you saw someone do that really impressed you?
Steve Prescott for what he is going through and his never give in attitude

What was your most memorable game played?
All Challenge Cup Finals

Who is a sporting “hero” in your life and why?
Kenny Daglailesh. When he played at Liverpool he just had so much time on the ball. Over my career I feel I've learnt to have time on the ball like he did.

Do you still get nervous before a game after playing for so many years?
Massively. Still spew before the game!

Who in your family is your greatest fan?
All my family are so supportive. My son reece is like my shadow and very keen on playing his rugby also.

What is your worst habit?
Laziness

What is your favourite movie?
Shawshank Redemption

After a SuperLeague evening game, what time do you get to bed?
After a 10pm finish, it could be anything up to 3 in the morning. Following a match the adrenaline is still flowing and it takes some time to relax afterwards

What do you think you would be doing if you didn't play Rugby League?
On the Dole or in Jail. Rugby League has been a godsend to me, its taught me discipline and given me a great life.

Do you cook special meals for yourself or does the whole family eat the same food?
My Mrs cooks all the meals we eat. She cooks good healthy food and I eat what is put in front of me. Its just being sensible about what you eat.

Are you Superstitious?
No. Used to be but not anymore.

Do you have pre-match routines?
I think routine is important everyday

You have written a book called "Off the Cuff". Why a book?
If I didnt play Rugby then life would be very different, and I wanted to get down in words where I came from and what Rugby League has offered me. I wanted my kids to understand some things and appreciate the things we now have. People are always asking me about my life so a book was a great way to get some of it down.