Sam Moa

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Samuela "Sam" Moa (born 14 August 1986) is a rugby league footballer who plays for the Catalans Dragons in the Super League. A Tonga and New Zealand representative front-row forward, Moa has previously played for the Cronulla Sharks and the Sydney Roosters (with whom he won the 2013 Telstra Premiership) in the National Rugby League and Hull F.C. in the Super League.

Moa was born in Tonga and raised in New Zealand.

Moa started his career at NRL side Wests Tigers.

He then signed with the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in 2008 and playing in one National Rugby League match.

He was signed by Hull F.C. in January 2009 and arrived a week before the club's fixture with Huddersfield Giants which he featured off the bench in his debut. Moa is good friends with former Hull F.C. and Tonga teammate Willie Manu and former Hull F.C. and Tonga teammate Epalahame Lauaki (now at Bradford Bulls). The trio were commonly known by the Hull fans as 'The Tongan Mafia'.

Sam signed for the Sydney Roosters for the 2013 NRL season, winning the premiership with them at the end of the season. Many observed that Moa's performance in the grand final was particularly memorable, flattening Manly's Glenn Stewart with an aggressive kick-off return in the 1st minute. Controversially, Moa was not the Churchill Medallist with this being awarded to the Sea Eagles' half-back Daly Cherry-Evans.

This page was last edited on 19 May 2018, at 06:25 (UTC).
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