Wildcat Moore returns from illness

James Gordon

Wakefield prop Richard Moore is set to make his comeback from illness against former club Bradford tomorrow.

Moore, 27, has not played a Super League match since August, and was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease earlier this year, which caused him to lose two stone in weight.

But after two reserve appearances, the ex-Leigh forward is to return in the clash at Belle Vue tomorrow.

Head Coach John Kear: “He’s now 106 kilos so he’s put all his weight back on and he is looking exactly as he did before

“The medical staff have done a very good job and Richard has been very disciplined by doing exactly what was asked of him.

“He’s trained really well – he’s shown the enthusiasm of a youngster – and there is no reason to hold him back.”

Bradford back rower David Solomona is also set to make a comeback against his former club, after recovering from a shoulder injury he sustained on the opening day of the season.