Ian Moir

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Sunday, 17th July, 1932
Died
Wednesday, 19th September, 1990 (Aged 58 years and 63 days)
Place Of Birth
Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

Dazzling speedster was rated the fastest man in rugby league during the 1950s. A beach sprint champion, Moir won a professional sprint race worth £500 (the Canberra Gift) early in his career. In 1958 the former Wollongong winger won the NSWRL 110 yards Championship, running 11.1s in full football gear (the race was held at the SCG prior to the Third Test against Great Britain, in which Moir played, with Ken Irvine finishing second). Joining Souths in 1952, Moir played his first match for NSW but was unavailable because of injury when the Kangaroos left for England. In 1953 he was the season's leading try-scorer with 20 tries and, in a devastating display of pace and power, scored three tries in the 1953 final win over St George - the start of three straight premierships for the Rabbitohs. Moir broke into Australia’s World Cup squad in 1954 and finally made his Test debut against NZ in 1956 before touring with the 1956-57 Kangaroos. His career was to yield another World Cup campaign (1957) and a total of 8 Test appearances (the highlight being a three-try effort against NZ in 1959). Moir, who scored a club record-equalling 5 tries for Souths in a match against P’matta in 1957, saw out the final two seasons in Sydney with the big-spending Wests club. He proved that he was not a spent force at international level with Test appearances against Great Britain in 1958 and NZ in 1959. Thirty years later, Moir showed that he had lost none of his old magic when he won the NSW Veterans (50-54yrs) 100m Championship (running 12.7s!) in 1988.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1954, 1956-59 14 10 -   - 30 10 4 0 71.43% List
Overall 1954-1959 14 10 0   0 30 10 4 0 71.43% List

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1954-1957 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1957 1 1 0   0 3 1 0 0 100.00% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1954, 1957 4 3 -   - 9 3 1 0 75.00% List
Overall 1954-1957 4 3 0   0 9 3 1 0 75.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Sydney Firsts 1952 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSW City Seconds 1952 1 4 -   - 12 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSW Firsts 1952, 1955-57, 1959 10 10 -   - 30 9 1 0 90.00% List
NSW City Firsts 1953, 1956-57, 1959 4 7 -   - 21 3 1 0 75.00% List
Overall 1952-1959 16 22 0   0 66 14 2 0 87.50% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1952 7 3 -   - 9 4 3 0 57.14% List
South Sydney NSWRFL 1953 9 23 -   - 69 5 4 0 55.56% List
South Sydney NSWRFL 1954 ? 21 -   - 63  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1955 ? 18 -   - 54  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1956 ? 15 -   - 45  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1957 ? 17 -   - 51  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1958 ? 8 -   - 24  
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1959 ? 13 -   - 39  
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1960 ? 1 -   - 3  
Overall 1952-1960 ? 119 0   0 357 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney 1952-53 16 105 -   - 315 9 7 0 56.25% List
Western Suburbs 1959-60 ? 14 -   - 42 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1952-1960 ? 119 0   0 357 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney 1952-1953 2 3 -   - 9 2 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1953 2 3 0   0 9 2 0 0 100.00% List

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney 1952-57 24 105 -   - 315 15 9 0 62.50% List
Western Suburbs 1959-60 3 14 -   - 42 0 3 0 0.00% List
Overall 1952-1960 27 119 0   0 357 15 12 0 55.56% List

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