There’s a great buzz at Castleford says Tigers new boy

Junior Moors.
Junior Moors.

New boy Junior Moors believes he has joined a club on the up after choosing to give it a go in Super League with Castleford Tigers.

The 28-year-old Samoan international is confident the Tigers can again challenge the top teams and that they have a squad ready to build on their vastly improved 2014 efforts.

He told the Express: “It’s a great time to be joining Castleford. There’s a great buzz about the dressing room. After the success of last year the boys are ready to continue that next year.

“Before joining I made some inquiries and it seemed like they were a club heading in the right direction. They also have a great history.

“It’s a big season and after the success last year at Castleford the boys don’t want to go back to what happened before so everyone’s trying to keep up that momentum and get the standards up really high.”

Moors reckons the Tigers have the right man in charge in Daryl Powell to drive them to further success.

He said: “Daryl Powell was a big factor in me joining the club. I’ve heard a lot of good news about him and I’m already enjoying working with him.

“He’s a laid back kind of bloke. He’s very easy to talk to and the way he wants the team to play their football was a big attraction for me.

“He’s really approachable, which is what I like.

“I’ve had all different kinds of coaches, the really intense ones and the really laid back ones. I feel like Daryl has got a good mix of all of them, which is good. He knows when to put his foot down and he knows when to have a laugh.

“We’ve had a good chat and I think he’s thinking maybe mixing and matching various roles in the forward pack. I have got to be prepared to play anywhere, which I’m happy to do.

“I like to play back row, but last year I played a bit of middle. I played a bit of front row and lock at Melbourne Storm and enjoyed it a lot so I’m really not fussed. Wherever he wants me to play I’m happy to do it.

“There’s lots of good young blokes who are really keen at the club so there’s plenty of competition for places, which is good. You need healthy competition and we certainly have that.”