Moors joins Castleford Tigers revolution

Tigers head coach Daryl Powell.

Tigers head coach Daryl Powell.

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Samoa World Cup forward Junior Moors has become Castleford Tigers’ first signing for 2015.

Moors will join Tigers next season on a three-year contract.

Castleford coach Daryl Powell said: “He’s a big, physical player who has got great skill sets and he’s been in and around the Melbourne team for the last couple of years.

“He’s going to be really well suited to the conditions in Super League and I think he’s going to fit in really well.”

The 27-year-old forward played three times for Samoa in last year’s World Cup, scoring one try. He has more than 50 NRL games under his belt with current club Melbourne Storm, Wests Tigers and Penrith Panthers,

Auckland-born Moors - who can play second-row or prop and also in the centres - joined Storm ahead of the 2013 campaign and made his competitive debut in their World Club Challenge win over Leeds Rhinos at Headingley that season.

Meanwhile, Tigers are also understood to be close to signing second-row Matt Cook and hooker Scott Moore, from London Broncos.

Both players had a spell with Castleford in 2008. Cook played three times that season on loan from Bradford Bulls, crossing for one try, while Moore was on loan from St Helens and scored one touchdown in 16 games.

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