Dr Alec Ross

Legendary fullback, Dr Alec Ross, had the distinction of becoming the first Australian captain to lift the Bledisloe Cup after leading his side to a series win over the All Blacks in 1934.

Known as the “Ross of Gibraltar” for his reliability, he made his debut as a 19-year-old in 1925 against New Zealand at the Sydney Showground.

He was part of the 1927-28 Waratahs tour to the UK, Ireland, France and North America and in 1929 starred in Australia’s historic clean sweep of the All Blacks – a three-Test series whitewash not matched until 1998.

Ross also had the honour of leading the Wallabies first tour to South Africa in 1933.