More than £5,000 has been raised to support Mose Masoe, after the Hull KR forward suffered a serious spinal injury in the game at Wakefield on Sunday.
Hull KR’s community trust launched a Just Giving page on Monday to support Masoe and his family.
The club also revealed that the RFL Benevolent Fund had flown Masoe’s family to the UK to be by his side.
A club statement said: “Following Mose’s surgery last night, he is awake and alert and has continued to show signs of improvement.
“Mose has an overwhelmingly positive mindset and would like to thank everyone for their concern and well wishes.
“He would also like to extend special thanks to staff at Leeds General Infirmary for their unbelievable care.
“The club will continue to provide further updates as soon as they can, and in the meantime would ask for privacy for Mose and his family at such a difficult time.”
Masoe, 30, is in his fourth season at the club, having previously played for St Helens, Penrith and Sydney Roosters.
The former Samoa international is under contract until the end of 2021.
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