‘Buzz’ Moore joined the Merolomas Rugby Football club in 1937 at age sixteen, becoming one of the few individuals to play both high school and senior rugby at the same time. He captained British Columbian and Canadian representative teams from 1948 to 1962 against such great international sides as Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, USA, Japan and Fiji.

Moore also captained BC’s 1948 Australian tour, the 1959 Japanese tour, and the 1962 UK tour (at age 42). In 1962, after tying the famous British Barbarians team 10-10, he was made an “honorary Barbarian,” a coveted title considered one of the highest awards one can achieve in rugby.

Moore represented Canada on the rugby pitch for 28 straight years (excluding four years during WWII), and retired from play in 1965 to devote more time to his new post as UBC’s Athletic Director.

Closer to home he captained the BC side to win the 1965 Canadian Rugby Championships. This was the first time in six years that the national championships had been held.

During his career, Moore also held numerous administrative positions including coach and president of the Merolomas Football Club, president of the BC Rugby Union, and president of the Vancouver Rugby Union (1954-1966).

Among the awards he received in his career are the Howie McPhee Trophy in 1948 presented to the Vancouver rugby player showing the most sportsmanship, ability and leadership and the Jack Petterson Memorial Trophy in 1975.

Moore is also inducted in the UBC Sports Hall of Fame. For his UBC biography, please visit www.ubcsportshalloffame.com