Junior Moors

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Junior Moors
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Moors playing for the Windsor Wolves in 2008
Personal information
Born (1986-07-30) 30 July 1986 (age 28)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height 192 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 117 kg (18 st 6 lb)
Playing information
Position Prop, Second-row, Centre, Lock
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2007–08 Penrith Panthers 24 1 0 0 4
2010–12 Wests Tigers 25 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Melbourne Storm 19 0 0 0 0
2015– Castleford Tigers 7 0 0 0 0
Total 75 1 0 0 4
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2013 Samoa 3 1 0 0 4
Source: RLP

Junior Moors (born 30 July 1986) is a New Zealand professional rugby league footballer for the Castleford Tigers He primarily plays prop and second-row but can fill in at centre.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Moors played his junior football for Cambridge Park before being signed by the Penrith Panthers. He played for the Panthers' Premier League reserve-grade team in 2006.[1] In Round 1 of the 2007 NRL season he made his NRL debut for the Panthers against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks.

In a 2009 pre-season trial, Moors suffered a broken ankle which stopped him from playing first-grade that season.

In September 2009, Moors signed a 1-year contract with the Wests Tigers starting in 2010, with the Tigers having an option to extend his contract for a further season.[2]

Moors became a regular interchange player in the second half of 2012, making 14 appearances for the year. He said, "It’s something I have struggled with over the last couple of years, keeping my weight down but it’s been good this year. I’m starting to feel more comfortable in the team now."[3] Statistically, Moors was revealed to be one of the most effective tacklers in the NRL in 2012, with a 94.1% success rate in tackles.[4] He was also a member of the Balmain Ryde Eastwood Tigers side that lost the NSW Cup grand final.[5]

On 13 September 2012, Moors signed a 1-year contract with the Melbourne Storm starting in 2013.[6]

His first game was interchange for Storm's 2013 World Club Challenge win over Leeds.

Super League Career[edit]

On the 11th of July 2014, It was confirmed that Junior Moors signed a contract to play for the Super League club Castleford Tigers in 2015.[7]

Club Season Super League Challenge Cup Total
Apps Tries Goals Drop Goals Points Apps Tries Goals Drop Goals Points Apps Tries Goals Drop Goals Points
Castleford Tigers 2015 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0
Career total 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0

As of 6 April 2015

Representative career[edit]

While attending Patrician Brothers' College Blacktown, Moors played for the Australian Schoolboys team in 2004.[8]

In 2013, Junior was selected for the Samoa national rugby league team in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup. He played in 3 of the Samoans 4 tournament games, scoring one try against the French in the group stage.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rleague.com//db/player/m/moors_junior/index.php
  2. ^ Todd Balym (23 September 2009). "Daine Laurie a Panther, Tigers on signing spree". Daily Telegraph (Australia). Retrieved 24 September 2009. 
  3. ^ Nathan Ryan (13 August 2012). "Tigers cub stalking new deal". Sports News First. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Revealed: the NRL's forward defensive heroes". NRL.com. 28 June 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  5. ^ Wayne Cousins (30 September 2012). "Tigers go down fighting to Jets in NSW Cup Grand Final". weststigers.com.au. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Storm builds strong front". Melbourne Storm official website. Retrieved 2012-09-13. 
  7. ^ http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/rugby-league/27794248
  8. ^ "SportingPulse Homepage for Australian Secondary Schools Rugby League". SportingPulse. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 

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