By Jacob Kilbride
Halifax RLFC are delighted to announce the signing of full back Kieren Moss from Hull Kingston Rovers on loan until the end of the 2018 season.
Moss joins from Hull KR, having scored 17 tries in just 24 appearances for the Robins.
The 24-year-old has had spells at Penrith Panthers and Parramatta Eels in Australia as well as at Bradford Bulls and York City Knights, on loan.
Head coach Richard Marshall expressed his delight at being able to secure the former Super League back to the squad.
“Kieren’s been in and around Super League for the last couple of years,” said Marshall. “We played against him at Bradford and he has always impressed me, whether that be playing at full-back or on the wing.”
“When the opportunity came to bring Kieren to the club, we jumped at it. He obviously fills the void after QLT left and we acted swiftly to do that to secure him on loan to club until until the end of the season.”
“We have to thank the LS28 Supporters Group who have helped contribute to this deal and to Mike Smith (Hull KR CEO) for agreeing to the deal. He brings pace, skill and a fantastic try scoring record.”
“Kieren will bring a good skill set, he’s also fast - really quick - and brings versatility as he can play either wing or at full-back. He’s a quality player who comes to the line well and we want him to organise our defence also.”
“He’s young and still got some development still to go. Scoring points is an area of improvement for us and we’ve brought him in to aid that. But, that won’t be to the detriment of our defence. If he can add tries to our group that would be brilliant but more Super League experience will benefit the group.”
Explaining his decision to move to Halifax, Moss stated that he believes there's "something special" happening with the Blue and Whites.
"I'm feeling really good about joining the club," Moss said. Whenever I've come up against Halifax, for Bradford and Hull KR last season, they've always been a tough side to beat and it looks like there's something really special going on here and I'm happy to be a part of it."
"I'm looking to fill those shoes at full back and I definintely see that as my position. I'm always looking to be in and the ruck and looking to be in the right place at the right time."
"My biggest asset is probably my pace and support play. Where ever the ball is, that's where I want to be."
"Coming up against Halifax previously, they've always been strong and resillient and I'm looking to be a part of that."