Moore gets career lifeline after prison release

Former England international Scott Moore is back in rugby league with Rochdale Hornets following his release from prison last month.

The ex-Huddersfield, St Helens and Bradford hooker was jailed for 2 years after a mass police chase in October 2016 where he assaulted three police officers and was tasered six times.

However, the 30-year-old was released from prison early for good behaviour and now looks to get his career back on track with the Championship club.

“I’m over the moon to have signed at Rochdale and I’m really looking forward to getting back to normality,” said Moore.

“I’m excited to link up with the boys and staff and I can’t wait to see what 2019 brings.”

Moore brings a wealth of experience to the Hornets having also played in the NRL for North Queensland Cowboys and despite his recent off-field misconduct, Rochdale chief executive Steve Kerr is delighted to have him at the club.

“While we acknowledge and understand the circumstances around why Scott has been away from the game, we are excited to have him with us in 2019 and believe we can provide him with the environment and opportunity to further his already impressive rugby league career.

“I have spoken with Scott on a number of occasions and, from the discussions we have had, I know he will be a great asset to us both on and off the field.”