Moore defied doctor’s orders to help drive Trinity to triumph

Wakefield hooker Scott Moore defied doctor’s orders and a ruptured bicep to score the winning try against Bradford and secure the Wildcats’ Super League survival.

Moore was ruled out for the rest of the season with a bicep injury, with an expected recovery time of around three months, after colliding with a teammate at training in August.

But the hooker, who had joined Wakefield on loan from Castleford, made a remarkable comeback from injury for the Million Pound Game.

Moore came of the bench to make 26 tackles, two tackle busts and 90 metres against the Bulls. His impressive performance was capped off with a dramatic try in the final minute, from a mazy run, that gave the Wildcats a famous and vital victory.

The 27-year old said it was the best try he has ever scored.

“I went against the medical advice and I thought I should have a dig for my mates and the boys and it turned out well,” Moore said.

“The arm feels good and I went and produced a try, happy days.”

Moore is expected to return to the Jungle to play for Castleford in 2016, with a year left on his contract.

“I’m not sure what I’m doing next year, I’ll see what happens over the break,” the former England international said.

“As far as I’m aware I’m going back for pre-season.”

Moore said Wakefield’s 24-16 nail-biting victory over Bradford in the million pound game, which avoided relegation, was one of the most enjoyable of his long career.

The forward has played for St Helens, Huddersfield, Widnes, London, Castleford and North Queensland, along with three games for England, in his varied career.

“I’m not sure about the way of it [the victory] but it was the most important and most enjoyable as it meant a lot to a collection of long-standing friends in terms of jobs and livelihoods,” Moore said.

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