CASTLEFORD Tigers have received a significant boost after their Player of the Year Junior Moors extended his stay until the end of 2019.
The powerful second-row has become a fans’ favourite following his move from Melbourne Storm given his blockbusting carries and hard hitting in defence.
Samoan international Moors, 30, has proved a massive hit this term in particular, his second since moving from Australia.
Despite being in the same side as shortlisted Man of Steel candidate Denny Solomona and Dream Team member Luke Gale, he dominated the club’s awards night claiming the Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year trophies.
Tigers head coach Daryl Powell believes the Aucklander is only going to get better, too, having added another two years onto his deal that was due to expire next season.
“I’m delighted Junior has agreed to extend his contract with the club,” he said, ex-Penrith Panthers forward Moors
“After a slow start in 2015 he had an enormous 2016, being one of the best forwards in Super League.
“His ball carry and ability with his skill as a forward gives us an extra dimension in our game.
“I have no doubt that he will continue to improve and we will see the very best of Junior Moors in the next few years.”
His 85 tackle busts was more than anyone else at the club while his 35 off-loads was level with team-mate Grant Millington, both statistics being in Super Leaue’s top dozen.
Moors said: “I’m really happy to have extended my deal with Cas. My family and I are really settled here and I love playing with these boys. 2017 will be a big season for us and I’m looking forward to the challenge.”