1st December 2017, 16:55
Moran makes move to the Eagles
Sheffield Eagles are thrilled to announce the signing of prop forward Kieran Moran from Hull Kingston Rovers on a one-year deal.
Moran joins from the Super League bound side after his most successful season to date, making two substitute appearances for the Robins and playing 18 times for York City Knights on loan.
He earnt the plaudits of ex-Eagle and Knights Head Coach James Ford which saw the 21 year old rewarded with a place in Steve McCormack’s Scotland squad for this year’s World Cup.
The front-rower didn’t feature in the Bravehearts’ three group games but being called up to the national team was just reward for the youngster’s solid performances.
Having played his last game for Hull KR against Catalans Dragons in last year’s Qualifiers, Moran will be hoping to help his new side reach the Middle Eights through a very competitive Championship division.
Moran said, “I’m very happy to come here, it’s a big opportunity for me to test myself in the Championship with a great club like Sheffield.
“The World Cup was awesome, just getting out to Australia and being involved in the World Cup was maybe a once in a lifetime opportunity.
“It’s good to come back from there to the Eagles and hopefully kick on my career in the Championship. The Championship is a good, physical league and I’m looking forward to the challenge.”
Eagles Assistant Coach Keith Senior added, “Kieran is valuable addition to the squad which is now starting to form nicely.
“He is tough front rower but he says he likes to throw the ball about too maybe as a 13 so we’ll see what he has to offer over the coming weeks!
“He’s come from a good environment at Hull KR under Tim Sheens and whilst it can be a difficult transition to full time work alongside rugby league, were confident he has the right mindset to cope.”
Written By Dan Fowler