Moore baffled by Bradford link

Wakefield prop Richard Moore has revealed that he has made no contact with Bradford, despite rumours that he is lined up as a potential recruit by the Bulls.

The 32-year-old claims to have some offers from other Championship outfits, but the news that the Bulls, who were confirmed as being relegated from Super League at the weekend, were interested was a surprise.

“I’ve got a few options in the Championship but it’s mad that a Bradford link has been thrown in because I’ve not had any contact with anybody there,” he told the Bradford Telegraph & Argus.

“I can’t rule anything out and I’m happy to speak to anybody who is interested and see what they’ve got to offer.

“I’m disappointed that I didn’t get a new deal at Wakefield. I feel like I’ve played well this year and been pretty consistent.

“I still feel in good nick and as though I can do a job in Super League – but that’s rugby.

“I’m contracted to Wakefield until the end of the year and I’ll do my best in the remaining six games, as I do every week.”

Moving to part-time status is something Moore admits will be difficult, though he is eyeing an option to work as a fitness professional.

“It’s something I’ve been seriously considering because the last thing I want to do is start working on a building site,” he added.

“I think it would be a nice little job to do but it all depends on where I’m playing my rugby next season.

“If I’m full-time then I won’t be able to work as a personal trainer but if I’m part-time then I could do it. I’m not ruling out anything at the moment.”

Meanwhile, Bradford prop Manase Manuokafoa has promised he will be straining every sinew in his efforts for the club until the end of the season.

The 29-year-old was signed in 2012 by Mick Potter, but admits that he may be moving on after the club’s relegation from Super League was confirmed at the weekend.

Although keen to resolve his future within the next two weeks, Super League offers have so far been in short supply.

“I will explore every avenue with my agent going forward but right now I’m not sure where I’ll be next season,” he said.

“I’d like to get it sorted soon because I don’t want to leave it too late as I have a family to consider.

“I still want to be playing in the top flight but I’ve not had any other offers from Super League clubs yet.

“I’ve not ruled out staying at the Bulls – I can’t rule anything out – but hopefully I can get something sorted in the next couple of weeks.

“The sooner the better really – but I don’t want to be leaving the Bulls after three years on a low. If these are my last few games, I want to go out on a high.”

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