Scotland prop eyes World Cup spot after signing League 1 deal

Drew Darbyshire
Kieran Moran

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Kieran Moran is hoping to impress for Keighley in League 1 next season so he can represent Scotland at the World Cup.

The 25-year-old has signed a new one-year deal with Keighley. The deal will keep him at Cougar Park until at least the end of 2022.

A Hull KR academy product, Moran made 11 appearances for the Cougars last season. He played in Scotland’s end of season clash with Jamaica at Featherstone.

Moran was part of Scotland’s World Cup squad in 2017 and will be hoping to play in his second next autumn.

Kieran Moran eyes World Cup spot

He said: “I’m really happy to be staying with the club.

“It will be my fifth season now at the Cougars and I feel at home here and love what the club is about.

“My goals for the year are simple. I’ve just turned 25 so feel my best years are onto me now so just come back firing and play every game consistently well and help towards getting us promoted.

“Also, it is a World Cup year. I’ve obviously got my eye on that Scotland squad at the end of the season. I need to do my best for the Cougars to be in with a shot.”

Elsewhere in League 1: Hull KR youngster joins Rochdale on loan

Tom Whur
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Hull KR youngster Tom Whur has joined League 1 club Rochdale on a season-long loan for 2022.

The 20-year-old forward linked up with the Hornets in 2021 on loan alongside Rovers team-mate Will Tate.

Whur said: “I’m excited to re-sign at Rochdale. I had a two-week loan last season and really enjoyed my time here and being around the lads. 

“I was shy on game time last season, so I’m looking forward to hopefully getting some regular minutes for Matt Calland and in turn help the club achieve their goal of promotion.  

“This experience is what I need to advance in the sport and I’m really excited to get stuck in.”

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