Moa moves to Catalan Dragons

By Mark St John
October 7, 2016

FORMER Rooster Sam Moa is headed to Super League club Catalans Dragons from the 2017 season and beyond.

The prop-forward who played 98 games for the Roosters over four seasons, winning a Premiership in 2013 has accepted a contract with Catalans for the next two seasons.

“I am very excited and proud to join the Catalans team,” Moa said.

“I am very much looking forward to playing the best football I can for the team and contributing to creating a positive culture at the club.

“It is an exciting time ahead and I thank the club for giving me and my family the opportunity to be a part of it.”

Catalans head coach Laurent Frayssinous was excited to have secured the services of the former Roosters enforcer.

“I’m delighted to sign a player of Sam’s calibre,” Frayssinous said.

“He is considered by his former coaches and by his opponents as a tough player on the field and is exemplary off the field.

“He is extremely motivated to bring his experience here and to help the club to build a competitive team on and off the field.”

Roosters coach Trent Robinson lamented the loss of his premiership winning warrior and thanked him for his services.

“Sam has been a picture of perseverance and determination at the Club over his four years,” coach Trent Robinson said.

“He made a big impact on and off the field and has been pivotal as a part of the leadership group.

“He’s a good man and will be missed here at the club.”

Moa made his debut for the Roosters in Round 1 of the 2013 NRL season, and played his final game in Round 26 of the 2016 season against the Bulldogs.

The 30-year-old prop, previously made 78 appearances for Hull from 2009-12.