Anthony Jaffee Moss was born in Johannesburg on Valentine’s Day in 1993. At the tender age of 15 he began his rugby career whilst attending Crawford College Lonehill. His parents did not allow him to play in grade 8 and he spent his first year of high school watching all his mates play from the sideline, eager to get on the field. In Gr 9 he started playing behind his parent’s backs until they found out and allowed him to carry on. Villager FC is thankful that 11 years later he’s still playing.
His earliest memory of playing rugby was when he scored his first try. “I called for the ball on the blind side and ran and scored.” This bold blindeside run wasn’t popular with his team mates at first, ” Everyone shouted at me because there was a 3 man overlap and I just crashed over instead of passed” but in the end the points were on the board and all was good. Villager FC has benefited from these strong ball carries and are happy for them to continue. The highlight of his school career was captaining the 1st Team, a honour he will never forget, “Being able to run on with your best mates that you were in class with and lead them is a truly special memory.” Anthony was awarded Captain of the Year and half colours while as school.
Ant made his debut for Villager FC 1st Team halfway through the 2015 SLA season. He said he couldn’t remember too much of the game but does have a fond memory of his debut, ” the coach wrote me a letter and left it for me in the change room which gave me immense confidence.” Since his debut he has been a regular starter in the 1st Team and has made many contributions both on and off the field. His fondest memories at the club were when we were promoted from SLB in 2014 and 2017 saying, “It’s truly amazing when a club achieves its goals for the season.” Ant loves the family mentality of the club, “Villager FC is about individuals being connected through something that is so special. No one is bigger than the club.”
Outside of rugby, Anthony is a qualified History teacher having taught for 2 years until the end of 2017. This year he headed to Oxford after the regular season to study his Masters in International Business and International Relations. We are looking forward to watching his career progress this year and wish him well for his future endeavours.