Former Castleford Tigers star announces his retirement

Former Castleford Tigers forward and Featherstone Rovers star Junior Moors has called time on his career announcing his retirement having made a real name for himself in West Yorkshire.

The experienced prop joined Rovers as a free agent after spending six seasons in Super League with local-rivals Castleford Tigers – where he tallied 114 appearances for the Tigers, scoring 18 tries.

Moors began his career in 2007 with NRL side Penrith Panthers, he spent three seasons at the Panthers Stadium before joining fellow Sydney side Wests Tigers in 2010.

In 2013, he made the move to Melbourne Storm, his form in his two years at Melbourne also earned him a call-up to the Samoan national rugby league team.

Following his move to England in 2015, Moors showed outstanding form and was named Castleford’s Fans’ Player of the Year, Players’ Player of the Year, and 1st Place Player of the Year during the 2016 season.

The following year he helped drive the Tigers to the 2017 League Leaders’ Shield and Super League Grand Final, he was rewarded for his contributions with a new deal that expired after the 2020 season.

He confirmed his decision to retire from professional rugby league on social media.

“The time has come. Officially signing out from the game of Rugby League, a game that’s taken my family and I on a ride I’ll forever be grateful for,” Moors said on social media.

“I’ve met some absolute legends along the way and made some friendships that will last a lifetime.

“Thank you to @penrithpanthers @nrl_weststigers @storm @ctrlfc @fevroversrlfc for the opportunity to live out a dream.

“To my family and friends thank you for all the support throughout the years, especially to our Aiga in the uk that made our time there one to remember, you know who you are ❤️

“Last but not least Special Thank you to my wife @tania_moors for being my rock through the up and downs of RL, following me all over the globe with our 5 kids, could not of done it without you ❤️

“As they say, As one door closes another door opens, excited to see what the future holds.”