Despite their lowly league position, Tim Sheens and Hull KR have opted to allow Australian back Kieren Moss to leave the club on loan, joining Halifax in the Betfred Championship.
Moss, 24, has scored four tries in three games this season for the Robins – including a Magic Weekend hat-trick against rivals Hull FC – but has featured mainly for League One’s York City Knights. Crossing for fourteen tries, seven coming in one game in their 144-0 victory over West Wales, in ten games showcased his finishing ability and it is that quality which Fax’s Richard Marshall will now be able to call on.
Following the recent departure of Quentin Laulu-Togaga’e to Castleford, it may well be that Moss slots in at full back for the Championship’s third place team much like he did for the Knights and Marshall is understandably delighted with his team’s new acquisition. “When the opportunity came to bring Kieren to the club, we jumped at it. He obviously fills the void after QLT left and we acted swiftly to do that to secure him on loan to club until until the end of the season,” he explained. “Kieren will bring a good skill set, he’s also fast – really quick – and brings versatility as he can play either wing or at full-back. He’s a quality player who comes to the line well and we want him to organise our defence also.”
Speaking of his move, Moss outlined his excitement. “I’m feeling really good about joining the club,” Moss said. “Whenever I’ve come up against Halifax, for Bradford and Hull KR last season, they’ve always been a tough side to beat and it looks like there’s something really special going on here and I’m happy to be a part of it.”
Moss’ first game in Halifax colours is a big one as they travel to face a Leigh Centurions team – without Peter Matu’atia and Matty Dawson-Jones following lengthy bans being issues – three places and three points behind them in the league.