Hunslet snap up Richard Moore

Drew Darbyshire

Hunslet have signed veteran front-rower Richard Moore from Featherstone on a two-year contract from 2019.

The 36-year-old will join the Parksiders for a third time following a spell on dual-registration from Leeds Rhinos in 2013 and a stint in 2014.

Moore has made over 250 first-grade appearances since he started his professional career in 2001 and Hunslet coach Gary Thornton thinks Moore will add a lot of experience to the team.

He said: “This is a major signing for us, and shows our intentions to develop and build this team, and fulfill our ambitions to become a future top Championship club.

“Richie has vast experience at Super League and Championship level, and will have a huge impact on our group next season.

“Well respected and well admired by many, he will be a major force on the field, and his professionalism, attitude and commitment to the cause, will rub off on others around him.

“We’ve lacked a player of Richie’s stature and experience, and I’m absolutely delighted he has joined us.”

Moore is pleased to be returning to the South Leeds Stadium in 2019.

He said: “I’m very happy about returning to Hunslet.

“I have some very good memories from my short time at the club culminating in the Grand Final win at Headingley.

“It’s a club I always kept an eye out for and I have kept in contact with club officials after I left. The fans made me feel very welcome and I can’t wait to get started in November.”