As the Raiders look to secure the services of an experienced centre, due to current Joel Thompson moving to the second-row in 2012, Moon’s name came up as a potential target.
For Moon however, whilst he can play centre, it is not his preferred position, but rather, lock is his preferred position.
Moon’s manager, Daryl Mather said the following:
”That’s part of the Joel Moon dilemma,” Mather said. ”He’s a prodigious talent, on his day he’s phenomenal. But he’s a manufactured centre.
”At five-eighth he’s failed to dictate the terms of a game like [Terry] Campese does for the full 80 minutes.
”At lock he gives a nice balance. He plays a quasi lock/five-eighth role and he can express himself in attack and he’s an aggressive defender.
”Lock is ultimately where he’ll play his best football.”
From the Raiders point of view however, with Shaun Fensom viewed as their long-term lock, for Moon to usurp Fensom in that position, would be no easy feat.
”That could make it difficult, because [the Raiders] probably see [Moon] as one of the other two positions and [Moon] may have to play there,” Mather said.
”But I think long-term lock is probably his best outcome.”
Despite all the innuendo about a possible move however, Mather has said that the Raiders are yet to contact him, about getting in touch with his client, to play for the club.