Tony Smith dedicates Hull KR win to Mose Masoe

James Gordon

Hull KR coach Tony Smith dedicated their win over Wakefield in their Super League opener to Mose Masoe.

Masoe, 30, suffered a career-ending spinal injury against the same opponents earlier in the month.

His team-mates got their season off to the perfect start with a 30-12 win, with winger Ben Crooks scoring four tries on a windy night at Craven Park.

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Smith said: “He will be smiling for us. He sent us a lovely message earlier in the week. He’s with us every week, he’s part of us.

“He will be with us when we win and he will be with us when we lose. Some of the spirit of Mose is always going to be there. We play with spirit and it can take you a long way.

“Crooks has come up with four tries and that is something special and I’m pleased about that. Some boys stepped up and they are finding out how good they can be.”

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