Yesterday evening, whilst many of us were tucked inside doing Saturday night things fighting against the October cold, a special event was taking place in Hull.
Less than two years on from a career-ending and life-altering injury in a pre-season friendly ahead of the 2020 Super League campaign, Hull KR held a touching farewell dinner for Mose Masoe as he heads back home
The former St Helens and Hull KR prop has been one of the great Super League characters since his arrival in 2014 and few men deserve such a fitting farewell more than the former Super League Champion.
Masoe was always tough on the rugby field but has shown a new level of toughness after his injury. To find a way to walk again and to always stay positive during this testing time, all the while having to cope during a pandemic like the rest of us, has shown a new level of toughness beyond that seen on the rugby field. Yet, even he was visibly moved by one lovely gesture last night.
His friends banded together for an impromptu haka to give him the perfect send off as he heads back home. Fortunately for those not in attendance, the simply unforgettable moment was captured and shared on social media by Hull KR themselves and Sky Sports presenter Jenna Brooks.
What a tribute to the Big Man ❤️ pic.twitter.com/ldiZ9YaHM7
— Hull KR (@hullkrofficial) October 31, 2021
Tonight we bid farewell to the man with the biggest smile in Rugby League @MoseMasoe …. Mose, you and your family have left an impression on @SuperLeague that will never be forgotten! Neither will the impromptu Haka from your mates 🙌🏼 @mosemasoefund pic.twitter.com/XPiSRAlQBp
— Jenna Brooks (@JennaBrooks) October 31, 2021
It was truly an unforgettable moment for an unforgettable man, one who’s plight off the field and performances on it, will be remembered by the whole Super League community.