|Moors playing for the Windsor Wolves in 2008|
30 July 1986 |
Auckland, New Zealand
|Height||192 cm (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||113 kg (17 st 11 lb)|
|Position||Prop, Second-row, Centre|
|As of 22 March 2013|
Junior Moors (born 30 July 1986) is a New Zealand professional rugby league footballer for the Melbourne Storm of the National Rugby League. He primarily plays prop and second-row but can fill in at centre.
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. 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.
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." 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. He was also a member of the Balmain Ryde Eastwood Tigers side that lost the NSW Cup grand final.
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.
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