Mose Masoe has had to face trials and tribulations much worse than any of us are ever likely to face in our lives, yet the former St Helens and Hull KR man never seems to stop smiling.
Even as he got on the plane today to head back home no longer able to play the game he loves, Masoe was still smiling.
Masoe arrived in Super League in 2014 helping new club St Helens to a first Super League title in eight years when they defeated Wigan at Old Trafford. After two years with the Saints and after an injury 2016 season with St George Illawarra Dragons in the NRL in which he didn’t play once, he joined Hull KR in 2017 but four years later he returns to Australia in a very different place in his life.
After endearing himself to the Hull KR fans helping them return to Super League and re-establish themselves as a top tier side, Masoe suffered a career ending injury in a pre-season friendly as the Robins prepared for the 2020 campaign.
There was a fear that he may never walk again but somehow, despite the pandemic, he’s managed to defy the odds and live a mostly normal life. After being supported by Hull KR since his injury and the wider rugby league community in the UK over the last two years, he’s now decided it’s time to go home and despite the tragic way his time as a player ended, he still remained happy as he took to social media to bid farewell to England.
In his post on Twitter, the prop forward said: “Thank you to everyone we have met along the way. It has been an eventful 4 years but wouldn’t change it for anything (maybe a little thing). Made life long friends that we are so grateful to have in our lives. Thank you for all the love and support for myself and my family.”
Thank you to everyone we have met along the way. It has been an eventful 4 years but wouldn’t change it for anything (maybe a little thing 😂). Made life long friends that we are so grateful to have in our lives.
Thank you for all the love and support for myself and my family ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Xud9QwO0zs
— Mose Masoe (@MoseMasoe) November 20, 2021