10th February 2020, 11:45 | rl_cares
The Rugby League Lions Association is making a £1,000 donation to the family of Mose Masoe to assist with the Hull KR player’s ongoing recovery from a serious spinal injury.
The money was raised by the Lions at their annual reunion luncheon last month, partly from the sale of commemorative Lions Association rugby balls donated by the event sponsors, Ellis Rugby.
Mose, 30, is currently being treated at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield and hopes to be able to move out of bed into a wheelchair in the next few weeks.
He is facing a lengthy period of intensive rehabilitation at the dedicated spinal unit, where the former Samoa international and his family are being supported by the RL Benevolent Fund.
John Ledger, Secretary of the Rugby League Lions Association, said: “We hope this small donation will help Mose and his family at what is clearly a very traumatic time for them.
“Our annual luncheon was a huge success attended by some of the greatest players ever to play Rugby League and they feel privileged to be able to help another player in his hour of need.”
Over 70 Lions attended the 2020 reunion lunch, including RL Hall of Fame inductees Billy Boston MBE, Malcolm Reilly OBE, Neil Fox MBE and Alex Murphy OBE. Hull KR Lions Phil Lowe, Mike Smith, Ged Dunn, Garry Clark and George Fairbairn were also in attendance.
The RL Lions Association was established in 1945 and is run on behalf of players and staff who have been involved in tours or international tournaments in the southern hemisphere with Great Britain, England or Wales, in the 1975 World Championship.