Giants want Moore of Scott
Huddersfield Giants have signed controversial hooker Scott Moore less than a week after he was sacked by Widnes Vikings.
The 24-year-old, who spent a season on loan with the Giants while at St Helens three years ago, has signed a contract until the end of the season.
Huddersfield coach Nathan Brown said: “Scotty was great for us in my first year here and it will be good to get him back into our environment.
“He has had a well-documented path since and this is a great chance for him to start afresh in a new town and team. He will be very warmly welcomed by us as we know the attributes that he can bring to our team.”
Huddersfield moved to fill the gap caused by injury to Tommy Lee and are to allow another England hooker, Shaun Lunt, to move on loan in order to accommodate Moore on their salary cap.
Moore joined the Vikings on a three-year contract from St Helens at the start of the season, but was suspended after only two games for an unspecified incident and eventually sacked last Thursday following another breach of discipline.
He played his best rugby while on loan to Huddersfield, helping them reach the Carnegie Challenge Cup final at Wembley, and was capped by England during his spell, as well as being named in the Stobart Super League Dream Team.
Moore blotted his copybook with the Giants by getting himself suspended for missing training to attend an awards night in London with actor Micky Rourke, but was quickly forgiven after serving an internal ban.
“I had success here last time and that is the aim for me again,” he said. “The team is going well and my first challenge will be to get a slot in the side as there is so much quality here in depth.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to put some silly mistakes recently behind me and look forward to repaying the faith that Nathan and the club have in me on and off the field.”
Huddersfield managing director Richard Thewlis said: “The cap situation means that some alterations to the squad will be made with Scotty coming on board.
“Shaun Lunt has been looking for guaranteed game time which we can all see has been limited this year here for him so he will be permitted to move on loan as is his desire, and I expect him to shortly announce that he has made arrangements until the end of the season.
“Furthermore, I expect more announcements in the next few days in relation to some longer-term squad matters that can now be addressed.”