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Sam Moa heads back to Super League

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 6/10/2016

New Zealand international Sam Moa will be back in Super League in 2017 after signing a two-year contract with Catalans Dragons.

The 30-year-old prop, who made 78 appearances for Hull from 2009-12, is joining the Perpignan-based Dragons from 2013 NRL champions Sydney Roosters.

"I am very excited and proud to join the Catalans team," said Moa, who played in all three matches of the Kiwis' Test series against England last year but missed selection in the squad to play Australia and in the Four Nations

"I am very much looking forward to playing the best football I can for the team and contributing to creating a positive culture at the club. It is an exciting time ahead and I thank the club for giving me and my family the opportunity to be a part of it."

Moa, began his career at Cronulla in 2008 before joining Hull, where he spent four seasons, before returning to the NRL with the Roosters.

Catalans coach Laurent Frayssinous said: "I'm delighted to sign a player of Sam's calibre. He is considered by his former coaches and by his opponents as a tough player on the field and is exemplary off the field.

"He is extremely motivated to bring his experience here and to help the club to build a competitive team on and off the field."

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