Mose Masoe

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Mose Masoe
MOSE MASOE in April 2012.jpg
Masoe while playing for the Newtown Jets in 2012
Personal information
Born (1989-05-17) 17 May 1989 (age 26)
Wellington, New Zealand
Height 199 cm (6 ft 6 in)[1]
Weight 130 kg (20 st 7 lb)[1]
Playing information
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2010–12 Sydney Roosters 46 2 0 0 8
2013 Penrith Panthers 17 2 0 0 8
2014– St. Helens 51 12 0 0 48
2016 St. George Illawarra 0 0 0 0 0
Total 114 16 0 0 64
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2013–14 Samoa 7 0 0 0 0
As of 29 June 2015
Source: Rugby League Project

Mose Masoe (born 17 May 1989) is a New Zealand professional rugby league footballer of Samoan descent who plays for the St. Helens club of Super League. A Samoa national representative prop, he previously played in the National Rugby League for the Sydney Roosters and Penrith Panthers before joining St. Helens, with whom he won the 2014 Super League championship.

Club career[edit]

Born in Wellington, New Zealand to Samoan Parents, Masoe played his junior football for the Randwick Kingfishers in the Wellington Rugby League competition and the Wellington Orcas in the Bartercard Cup.[2] Masoe also played for the Junior Kiwis.

National Rugby League[edit]

Masoe was signed by the Sydney Roosters. He played for the Roosters' NYC team in 2008 and 2009, scoring 2 tries in 17 games[3] before moving on to the Roosters' NSW Cup reserve-grade team, the Newtown Jets.

In Round 12 of 2010 NRL season he made his NRL debut for the Sydney Roosters against the Gold Coast Titans. During the 2010 season Masoe was selected in the Samoan and New Zealand train on squads

Masoe was part of the Newtown Jets team that won the 2012 NSW State Cup competition. On 7 December 2012, Masoe signed a 2-year contract with the Penrith Panthers starting in 2013.[4]

Super League[edit]

On 26 June 2013, Masoe signed a 2-year contract with English Super League team St. Helens starting in 2014 after being released from the final year of his Panthers contract. He joined the club alongside Penrith Panthers team member Luke Walsh who had also signed a 2-year contract with the Saints.[5][6]

St. Helens reached the 2014 Super League Grand Final and Masoe was selected to play as a starting prop in their 14-6 victory over Wigan Warriors.[7]

Return to National Rugby League[edit]

On 29 June 2015, Masoe signed a 2-year contract with the St. George Illawarra Dragons starting in 2016.[8]

International career[edit]

During the 2013 season Masoe was selected in the Samoan and New Zealand train on squads, opting to play for Samoa. Due to Masoe's exceptional performance in the 2013 season he was selected in the Samoan squad and made his debut at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.[9][10]

On 7 October 2014, Masoe was selected in the Samoa national rugby league team 24 man squad for the Four Nations series.[11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mose Masoe St Helens". www.superleague.co.uk. Rugby Football League. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Johnstone, Duncan (9 April 2011). "Matulino, Masoe great mates off the field". The Press. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Grandstand Forums". rleague.com. 
  4. ^ "Mose Masoe to join the Panthers". Penrith Panthers. 7 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "View News Article | Welcome to the Official Website of St Helens RFC". Saintsrlfc.com. 25 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Mose Masoe released from final year of his contract". Penrith Panthers. 26 June 2013. 
  7. ^ Cartwright, Phil (11 October 2014). "St Helens v Wigan as it happened". BBC Sport (BBC). Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  8. ^ http://www.dragons.com.au/news/2015/06/29/dragons_sign_mose_ma.html
  9. ^ "Samoa Online". Wsamoa.ws. 15 June 2007. 
  10. ^ "NRL finalists bulk out Kiwis squad". Stuff.co.nz. NZPA. 6 September 2010. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  11. ^ http://www.nrl.com/toa-samoa-name-four-nations-squad/tabid/10874/newsid/82434/default.aspx
  12. ^ http://www.zerotackle.com/nrl/toa-samoa-name-four-nations-squad-15250/

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