Full name Cyril Nelson Lowe
Born October 7, 1891, Holbeach, Lincs
Died February 6, 1983, (registered in) Mid-East Surrey (aged 91 years 122 days)
Major teams England
|Test debut||England v South Africa at Twickenham, Jan 4, 1913 match details|
|Last Test||France v England at Colombes, Apr 2, 1923 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
Cyril Lowe was an outstanding three-quarter for England either side of World War One, scoring 18 tries in 25 internationals. In all, he was on the losing side only three times, twice to Wales and once to South Africa. Physically, Lowe was far from imposing, standing 5'6" and weighing around eight-and-a-half stone, but at Dulwich he excelled at a number of sports, including boxing, athletics, swimming and cricket. At Cambridge he won three Blues, making his England debut while still at university. His career was checked by the war, in which he served as a fighter pilot, shooting down 30 German aircraft and winning the MC and DFC. In all, he played in four Grand Slam-winning sides until his retirement in 1923. His tally of tries remained a record until overtaken by another RAF pilot, Rory Underwood, in 1989.