Ex-Hull FC and Catalans Dragons prop Sam Moa returns to Super League in coaching role

Sam Moa has returned to Super League to take up a coaching role with the Catalans Dragons.

The 35-year-old has been a rock in French rugby league in recent seasons after playing for the Dragons between 2017 and 2020 and then FC Lezignan.

The former Super League enforcer was expected to double up as a player and assistant coach for Lezignan this season in the Elite One Championship, but another arm injury cut his playing days short.

It means that Moa will work alongside ex-Catalans stalwart Thomas Bosc and head coach Steve McNamara in a bid to drive the Dragons back to a Grand Final at Old Trafford at the end of the season.

Moa first came to Super League shores in 2009 when he joined Hull FC.

Four seasons later and the rampaging prop had made 78 appearances before returning back to the NRL with the Sydney Roosters and winning a Grand Final in 2013.

Moa was to return to the Super League competition in 2017 with the Dragons, registering 80 appearances over a period of four seasons.

Born in Tonga, the 35-year-old earned ten caps for the Tongan national side as well as nine for New Zealand.

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