League 1

3 Dec 2021

Fuifui Moimoi to play on in 2022

Fuifui Moimoi to play on in 2022

Rochdale Hornets have announced the re-signing of the experienced prop Fuifui Moimoi for the 2022 Betfred League 1 season.

Moimoi is a 41-year-old prop who has represented New Zealand and Tonga with over 200 NRL games.

Hornets chairman Andy Mazey spoke about his excitement in reaching an agreement with the forward for 2022.

He said: "We are absolutely delighted that Fui has decided to go round again with us.

"Fui put his hand up during the tough times this year when injuries and Covid crippled us, often doing big minutes in the middle.

"He's a brilliant character to have around the place and our young forwards can only learn from a truly iconic figure in the sport of Rugby League."

Head coach Matt Calland is also delighted to have the former NRL star, who made his first grade debut in 2004, around for another year.

He added: "Fui is great to have around and is a larger-than-life character defying all odds by playing at his age.

"He was one of our best performers last season, giving us real impact off the bench. He leads from the front and doesn't say too much but he certainly leads with his actions he's really enjoying his rugby at Rochdale and that shows in his performances."

Rochdale Hornets' squad announced so far: Fairclough, Bennion, Chase, Baker, Brearley, Tyrer, Fowden, Davies, McNally, Nixon, Forster, Aspey, Sheridan, Connaughton, Calland, Whur, Singleton, Green, Howe, Killan, Ashton, Penkywicz, Stewart, Moimoi.