Adding size to the pack
Saturday 8 December 2012 1:40 PM
Junior Moors in the NSW Cup Grand Final in 2012
Former Wests Tigers forward Junior Moors is another new signing who will join Melbourne in 2013. Following the departures of Premiership winning props Jaiman Lowe (retired) and Richie Fa’aoso (Manly), Moors will bolster Storm’s forward pack next season. Alongside the fellow new signing Lagi Setu, Moors will be hoping to have an instant impact in Melbourne and break into Craig Bellamy’s first team.
The New Zealand born forward made 14 appearances for the Tigers in 2012, averaging 10 recorded tackles a game. Previous to his stint under Tim Sheens with Wests, Moors began his first grade career with Penrith.
Making his debut in Round 1 2007, Moors received a tough initiation to first grade football in his first two seasons with the Panthers. In Penrith, the forward only enjoyed seven victories from 24 matches.
Moors moves to Melbourne with 49 games experience at NRL level. He will be looking to build on that experience with Storm and become a key component of Melbourne’s premiership defence.
Junior Moors Fact File
|Date of Birth:||30/7/1986|
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|FG Debut:||Penrith v Cronulla (2007)|
|Previous clubs:||Penrith, Wests Tigers|
Lagi Setu (second from left) at Storm's training this week
Samoan representative Lagi Setu, is another of Storm’s new recruits for 2013 eager to make an impact when he returns to the rugby league fold next season with Melbourne.
The 24 year-old forward brings with him 64 games first grade experience after stays with St. George Illawarra and Brisbane Broncos over four seasons. Setu began his NRL career in 2007 with the Dragons where he spent two seasons before moving to Brisbane for a further two years.
At both clubs, Setu experienced finals football, playing a qualifying final with the Dragons in 2008 and being a part of Brisbane’s 2009 finals campaign that ended with a Preliminary final loss at the hands of Melbourne.
Setu also has representative experience. In the 2008, as a 20 year-old, the forward played two matches for Samoa at Rugby League’s World Cup. The Samoans failed to advance from the group stage in the tournament.
Setu returns to the NRL after a two-year absence from League in which he left Australia to complete a Mormon mission in Britain.
Lagi Setu fact file
|Date of Birth:||25/2/1988|
|Rep. Honors:||Samoa (2008)|
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|FG Debut:||St. George Illawarra v Newcastle (2007)|
|Previous clubs:||St. George Illawarra, Brisbane |