Scott Moore joins Rochdale Hornets

Date published: 23 November 2018

Rochdale Hornets have signed experienced Super League and NRL star Scott Moore.

Moore, 30, joins Rochdale Hornets after a spell away from the game where he most recently featured for Bradford Bulls in the Championship in 2017.

The England international started his career at St Helens and spent seven years at the club where he made his senior debut at just 16 years of age – making him one of the youngest ever Super League players.

He also featured for Castleford, Widnes and Huddersfield, where he was named into the 2009 Super League Dream Team.

Scott then headed down under to ply his trade at North Queensland Cowboys where he lined up alongside the likes of Johnathan Thurston and Jason Taumalolo in a team that made the NRL play-offs.

On his return to the UK, Moore signed at London Broncos before moving on to Castleford, Wakefield and Bradford. The experienced forward player is now looking forward to a new journey at Spotland.

“I’m over the moon to have signed at Rochdale and I’m really looking forward to getting back to normality”, said Moore.

“I’m excited to link in with the boys and staff and I can’t wait to see what 2019 brings.”

Carl Forster was imperative in bringing Scott to the club, with the two crossing paths during their careers.

“Scott is a great capture for us.

“We’ve beaten off competition to bring him in and I’m delighted he’s chosen us.

“His quality is unquestionable and his experience will be huge. It’s my job to get the best out of him and I’m confident I’ll do that.”

Scott will return to rugby league after being jailed in March 2018 for dangerous driving and assault but Hornets CEO, Steve Kerr said the club are relishing his arrival and know his experience will be vital, both on and off the field.

Rochdale Hornets CEO, Steve Kerr added: “While we acknowledge and understand the circumstances around why Scott has been away from the game, we are excited to have him with us in 2019 and believe we can provide him with the environment and opportunity to further his already impressive rugby league career. 

“I have spoken with Scott on a number of occasions and from the discussions we have had, I know he will be a great asset to us both on and off the field.

“Carl (Forster) has worked really hard with Scott to get this over the line, and while there were other clubs interested in acquiring Scott’s services, the chance of working with Carl and his staff in the family environment we have at Hornets was too good to turn down.” 

Moore has predominantly played as a hooker during his career but can provide cover in the halves and at loose forward.

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