Cecil Moss
Full names: Cecil
Date of birth: 12 Feb 1925
Place of birth: Riversdale
School: SACS
Springbok no: 267
Debut test province: Natal
Physical: 1.83m, 76.2kg
Date of death: 27 Oct 2017 (Age 92)

Test summary: Tests: 4 Tries: 0
First Test: 16 Jul 1949 Age:24 Left Wing against New Zealand at Newlands, Cape Town
Last Test: 17 Sep 1949 Age:24 Right Wing against New Zealand at Crusaders (St George's Park), Port Elizabeth
Test history:
16 Jul 194924Left WingNew ZealandWin: 15-11 Newlands, Cape TownNatal
13 Aug 194924Left WingNew ZealandWin: 12-6 Ellispark, JohannesburgNatal
03 Sep 194924Left WingNew ZealandWin: 9-3 Kingsmead, DurbanNatal
17 Sep 194924Right WingNew ZealandWin: 11-8 Crusaders (St George's Park), Port ElizabethNatal

Cecil Moss : Doc Craven

Cecil was very well thought of when he was playing centre for UCT.

He subsequently went to Natal and started playing on the wing. I happened to see him there and when we experienced problems with the wing berth in 1949, I proposed him. He was selected, and indeed became vice-captain of the Springboks in that series.

Here was a determined runner for the line. He had long legs which carried him through many a gap. Great courage was his, and there was no stopping him.

One does not normally associate that kind of fearlessness with a man who goes from centre to wing but Cecil Moss had that quality. That was what made him great. He still has those characteristics today, both as a national selector and as Springbok coach.