3rd November 2020, 19:06 | Rochdale

Rochdale Hornets sign former international Fuifui Moimoi

Rochdale Hornets sign former international Fuifui Moimoi

Rochdale Hornets have confirmed the signing of former Tonga and New Zealand international forward Fuifui Moimoi ahead of the 2021 Betfred League 1 season.

The 40-year-old has over 200 NRL appearances to his name following an 11-year spell with Parramatta Eels before enjoying stints with Leigh Centurions, Toronto Wolfpack and Workington Town. 

Moimoi helped the Eels to the 2009 NRL Grand Final crossing for a try in a 16-23 defeat against Melbourne Storm. He has since helped Leigh earn promotion to the Betfred Super League and Toronto earn promotion from Betfred League 1 to the Championship.

Rochdale Head Coach, Matt Calland, said: “I am delighted to get Fuifui on board with the Hornets for 2021.

“Despite being in the twilight of his career, shall we say, he is still a devastating ball carrier and will have a great influence on the team with all his experience.

“I’m sure this signing will excite fans and I look forward to working with him in 2021.” 

The news comes after the Hornets’ current longest-serving player Ben Moores signed a new deal last week which will extend his stay with the club into a sixth season.