Perhaps one of the most influential people to have ever played rugby league, Mose Masoe will continue to bring his infectious smile to the sport in a new role.
The once powerful prop forward is still recovering from a serious spinal injury that left him unable to walk but Masoe is determined to help others in his situation by looking for a job in rugby league in mentoring, welfare or coaching.
Masoe was paralysed from the shoulders down after suffering what appeared to be an innocuous tackle in a pre-season friendly for Hull KR against Wakefield Trinity last year, but he is set to return to Australia in search of pastures new.
“All Mose wants to do is help others,” said Masoe’s manager, Steve Gillis told the Daily Telegraph.
“He wants to give back – it’s an incredible show of kindness while still facing all his battles. He wants to inspire people. Mose is a beautiful, loveable person.
“There was so much support. Hull KR were amazing, as were all fans from Australia and England,” Gillis said.
“I want to give back and help people,” Masoe revealed.
“I love rugby league and if there was a role for me in the game then I’d certainly be interested. I’d like to work with people who may need some support. That is something I enjoy doing.
“I would really love to inspire people through a mentoring or welfare role. I guess I might have to wait my turn. I will wait and see.”
The 32-year-old amassed over 100 Super League games for St Helens and Hull KR as well as more than 50 NRL appearances for the Sydney Roosters and Penrith Panthers.