Canadian international winger Dan Moor has been accepted to the prestigious Oxford University where he will study for a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at Christ Church College. The 27-year-old has joined pre-season preparations at Iffley Road where more than 70 players will vie for a spot on the upcoming tour to the USA, and ultimately a chance to win a Blue in the Varsity Match this December.
A graduate of Queen’s University, Moor excelled with the Golden Gaels as an outside centre before focusing on the wing first with the Balmy Beach club in Toronto and most recently with the Castaway Wanderers in Oak Bay. He has also been a standout with the Ontario Blues in the Canadian Rugby Championship for several seasons.
Moor made his test debut against Uruguay in the 2016 Americas Rugby Championship and has since won 14 caps. He started on the wing against Georgia, Romania, and the second of the World Cup Qualifiers against the USA this past June.
If selected for the Varsity Match, Moor would follow in the footsteps of seven other Canadian test players. Current Rugby Canada Board member and former centre Andrew Bibby (1980, 1981), long-time Canada captain Gareth Rees (1993, 1994), three-time World Cup hooker Karl Svoboda (1995), props Dave Penney (1995, 1996) and Kevin Tkachuk (2002, 2003), winger Sean Fauth (2005), and loose forward Stan McKeen (2008) have all won Blues for Oxford.
Chris Tynan, Canada’s 1991 World Cup scrumhalf, famously won a Blue for Cambridge in 1993 while playing opposite Rees. Another Balmy Beach international, Matt King, won two Blues for Cambridge, captaining the side in 2011.