Eels utility back heads to England and signs with Bradford

Kieran Moss

The game of rugby league is now all about opportunity and players look to make the most of it, so for Kieran Moss, when the chance came to sign with Bradford, he took it.

The utility back who has played for both the Penrith Panthers and the Parramatta Eels in numerous positions across the back-line, signed a deal until the end of 2017.

Moss will link up once more with his former coach Rohan Smith, who he worked alongside with at the Panthers.

The 2015 NSW Cup premiership winner will join Bradford for their next championship clash, and is excited about what lies ahead.

“It’s very exciting to start a new chapter of my career at Bradford,” said Moss.

“It is going to be a big change for myself moving away from Australia and home, but I think it is for the best. I’m very happy to be a part of Bradford Bulls and hopefully I’ll be able to do some good things with the lads.

“I knew Rohan when I had him as an Assistant Coach when I was coming through the system at Penrith Panthers.

“I’ve always admired what Rohan has done and I think he is a really, really smart coach and I just love what he does.”

The history of the Bradford club and the intrigue around them is what drew Moss to sign for them.

“Bradford is such a notable club with its history plus having Rohan as the coach; they sealed the deal for me,” Moss added.

“I think my biggest asset is my speed. That has got me where I am at the moment, plus my support play as well. I try to be wherever the ball is around the ruck and always try to put myself in the right place at the right time.”

Smith praised the signing and was looking forward to working with Moss again.

“Kieren is a really good young man and has a lot of ability,” said Head Coach Smith.

“He performed strongly over several seasons in the Under 20s competition in Australia with Penrith and then moved into the NSW Cup team with them as well.

“I feel the English game will suit him and allow him to take his game to another level.

“He is an excellent support player. He is very good defensively and catches a lot of kicks on the full. Where the ball is, is where he likes to be – he’s that style of player.”

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