Cyril Lowe
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Full name Cyril Nelson Lowe
Nickname Kid
Born October 7, 1891, Holbeach, Lincs
Died February 6, 1983, Mid-East Surrey (aged 91 years 122 days)
Major teams England
Position Wing

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop GfM Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1913-1923 25 25 0 58 18 0 0 1 0 21 3 1 86.00
Five/Six Nations 1913-1923 24 24 0 58 18 0 0 1 0 21 2 1 89.58

Career statistics
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
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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.
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May 22, 1922
Cyril Lowe, captain of Blackheath rugby club
Cyril Lowe, captain of Blackheath rugby club
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Feb 24, 1922
Cyril Lowe
Cyril Lowe
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Mar 21, 1914
England in 1914
England in 1914
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Mar 21, 1914
The England XV for the match against Scotland in 1914
The England XV for the match against Scotland in 1914
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