Hull Kingston Rovers’ Korbin Sims has looked ahead on the upcoming round in the Betfred Super League, dedicated to former player Mose Masoe.
Masoe was forced to retire in January 2020 after a horrific injury left him paralyzed, but has since been on the road to recovery.
Last month, it was decided that round two would be dedicated to the Samoan, with his former Super League clubs Hull KR and St Helens set to face off at the Totally Wicked stadium on Thursday.
Incidentally, Sims has succeeded him as the Robins’ number ten and is excited to be part of such an occasion.
“It is a special honour to have Mose Masoe’s name on the back of my shirt,” Sims said.
“I came to the club in the pre-season and just before the round got announced, I asked to wear it in round one out of respect for Mose.
“Obviously, he has been a great club man in the NRL and the Super League and it is only fitting that we play St Helens for Mose and for me wearing his name and number on my back, we are hoping for a win.
“He is very influential and experienced campaigner. He has played a lot of footy in his time.
“He still shares his wisdom with the boys. I am still getting to know him personally and that will take time, but the boys speak highly of him as a very intelligent person.
“To have him be a part of the club, where he can lend knowledge to younger players, he is always there for a chat and it will be good to get to know him over the next couple of years whilst I am here.
“But, I am mainly focusing on just getting out there, respecting the front-rowers union and showing passion and pride before putting my jersey up for auction after the game to raise money for the Mose Masoe foundation.”
It was recently announced that the Robins are set to face the Castleford Tigers in the Betfred Challenge Cup the week after.
Though Sims claimed he is taking each game as they come, he is hopeful the club can put a winning run together as he desires to play at Wembley, just like his brother Ashton.
Sims added, “I spoke with my brother Ashton, who played at Warrington for a long time, and he had nothing but high things to say about the Challenge Cup.
“I do not know the background of it, but I am just looking forward to playing footy this year.
“I have one game under my belt so far and I am looking forward to getting a few more and looking to do good things in the Challenge Cup.”