Former Bradford Bulls prop Richard Moore keeping his options open

Richard Moore was sin-binned at Odsal earlier in the season following an altercation with Elliot Kear

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RICHARD Moore admits he is open to offers as he prepares to leave Wakefield – but the powerhouse prop has had no contact with Bradford.

The 32-year-old, who progressed through the Bulls' Academy before breaking into the first team, has not been offered a fresh deal by new Wildcats boss James Webster.

He is now searching for another club and says a number of Championship sides have expressed interest in signing him up for 2015 – but not the Bulls.

Moore told the T&A: "I've got a few options in the Championship but it's mad that a Bradford link has been thrown in because I've not had any contact with anybody there.

"I can't rule anything out and I'm happy to speak to anybody who is interested and see what they've got to offer.

"I'm disappointed that I didn't get a new deal at Wakefield. I feel like I've played well this year and been pretty consistent.

"I still feel in good nick and as though I can do a job in Super League – but that's rugby.

"I'm contracted to Wakefield until the end of the year and I'll do my best in the remaining six games, as I do every week.

"Like I say, it's obviously disappointing but that's life and I'm certainly not going to beat myself up over it."

Keighley-based Moore, who admits he is unlikely to receive offers from any other Super League clubs, could become a personal trainer and play in the Championship on a part-time basis.

That would almost certainly rule out a return to Bradford, who have stated they will retain a full-time squad next season along with Leigh and London.

But all the other teams in the Championship, including Halifax and Featherstone, are expected to remain part-time operations.

Moore, who was diagnosed with Chron's Disease in 2009 but successfully manages the condition, has worked closely with Cougars performance director Paul Royston, owner of Workouts gyms in Keighley and Shipley.

Moore said: "I owe quite a lot to Paul because, when I came back to Wakefield, I was out of shape. I worked with Paul and he made me the fittest I've ever been.

"He always said that if I wanted to do personal training he would help me out with that.

"It's something I've been seriously considering because the last thing I want to do is start working on a building site.

"I think it would be a nice little job to do but it all depends on where I'm playing my rugby next season.

"If I'm full-time then I won't be able to work as a personal trainer but if I'm part-time then I could do it. I'm not ruling out anything at the moment."

Moore played with Jimmy Lowes at Bradford and worked with him when the Bulls coach assisted Brian McDermott at Leeds.

"I came through the Academy at Bradford, broke into the first team and then went to London Broncos," said Moore.

"It's sad to see both the teams where I started out being relegated from Super League."

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7:23am Wed 23 Jul 14

colgre says...

I know it`s nothing to do with the article ....but how on earth did Sinfield only cop a 2 match ban....Sollywood Rimmers = not fit for purpose.....
I know it`s nothing to do with the article ....but how on earth did Sinfield only cop a 2 match ban....Sollywood Rimmers = not fit for purpose..... colgre
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8:03am Wed 23 Jul 14

1964gc says...

Another plan b merchant,if nothing better comes along......
Another plan b merchant,if nothing better comes along...... 1964gc
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9:24am Wed 23 Jul 14

bully4us says...

We need to be signing players that will still be with us when we hopefully get back into SL. Not sure about Moore at 32 and gives penalties away for fun. Possibly as cover? We could do with two tough props from down under who have been told that they are on the fringes because they have turned 30. We will still need 4 props as that has been our downfall this year. Our backs are reasonable but our pack has been walked over.
We need to be signing players that will still be with us when we hopefully get back into SL. Not sure about Moore at 32 and gives penalties away for fun. Possibly as cover? We could do with two tough props from down under who have been told that they are on the fringes because they have turned 30. We will still need 4 props as that has been our downfall this year. Our backs are reasonable but our pack has been walked over. bully4us
  • Score: 2

12:57pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Worstbus says...

Colgre, that's "Sir Kev" to you.
Colgre, that's "Sir Kev" to you. Worstbus
  • Score: 7

1:11pm Wed 23 Jul 14

taurusthebull says...

First of all , may I remind one and all don't get wound up or feed the trolls, people like worstbus are on here because they are frightened of being ridiculed on their own (whingers)site because of their inane drivel.
Anyway onto serious discussions , away from the children, I have to agree with some of yesterdays posts regarding , players who are undecided , let them go , that includes a certain D Addy , who I was informed yesterday had signed for Cas , with Gale . so time for Adam Brook to step up I feel and get some game time.
First of all , may I remind one and all don't get wound up or feed the trolls, people like worstbus are on here because they are frightened of being ridiculed on their own (whingers)site because of their inane drivel. Anyway onto serious discussions , away from the children, I have to agree with some of yesterdays posts regarding , players who are undecided , let them go , that includes a certain D Addy , who I was informed yesterday had signed for Cas , with Gale . so time for Adam Brook to step up I feel and get some game time. taurusthebull
  • Score: -4

2:46pm Wed 23 Jul 14

fedupwiththeBS says...

we could sign worse.
we could sign worse. fedupwiththeBS
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3:09pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Pablo says...

taurusthebull wrote:
First of all , may I remind one and all don't get wound up or feed the trolls, people like worstbus are on here because they are frightened of being ridiculed on their own (whingers)site because of their inane drivel.
Anyway onto serious discussions , away from the children, I have to agree with some of yesterdays posts regarding , players who are undecided , let them go , that includes a certain D Addy , who I was informed yesterday had signed for Cas , with Gale . so time for Adam Brook to step up I feel and get some game time.
I can't blame any of those who can secure a contract in SL for going elsewhere. It's a short career and they need to make the most of it.

It's also called "ambition". Sadly, we'll only be of interest to journeymen and those trying to find a club towards the end of their careers. Hopefully, some of the promising youngsters will come through, but that's going to take two or three years, before we begin to feel the benefit.

The fans are going to have to be patient.
[quote][p][bold]taurusthebull[/bold] wrote: First of all , may I remind one and all don't get wound up or feed the trolls, people like worstbus are on here because they are frightened of being ridiculed on their own (whingers)site because of their inane drivel. Anyway onto serious discussions , away from the children, I have to agree with some of yesterdays posts regarding , players who are undecided , let them go , that includes a certain D Addy , who I was informed yesterday had signed for Cas , with Gale . so time for Adam Brook to step up I feel and get some game time.[/p][/quote]I can't blame any of those who can secure a contract in SL for going elsewhere. It's a short career and they need to make the most of it. It's also called "ambition". Sadly, we'll only be of interest to journeymen and those trying to find a club towards the end of their careers. Hopefully, some of the promising youngsters will come through, but that's going to take two or three years, before we begin to feel the benefit. The fans are going to have to be patient. Pablo
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4:24pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Sad bull says...

taurusthebull wrote:
First of all , may I remind one and all don't get wound up or feed the trolls, people like worstbus are on here because they are frightened of being ridiculed on their own (whingers)site because of their inane drivel.
Anyway onto serious discussions , away from the children, I have to agree with some of yesterdays posts regarding , players who are undecided , let them go , that includes a certain D Addy , who I was informed yesterday had signed for Cas , with Gale . so time for Adam Brook to step up I feel and get some game time.
Couldn't agree more. Danny Addy worst tackler in Super League. Woeful again at Huddersfield.
[quote][p][bold]taurusthebull[/bold] wrote: First of all , may I remind one and all don't get wound up or feed the trolls, people like worstbus are on here because they are frightened of being ridiculed on their own (whingers)site because of their inane drivel. Anyway onto serious discussions , away from the children, I have to agree with some of yesterdays posts regarding , players who are undecided , let them go , that includes a certain D Addy , who I was informed yesterday had signed for Cas , with Gale . so time for Adam Brook to step up I feel and get some game time.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more. Danny Addy worst tackler in Super League. Woeful again at Huddersfield. Sad bull
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5:58pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Worstbus says...

Taurus, we have our own newspaper website the we're quite happy chatting all things RL. There is one of your very own trolls that visits and has been banned more times than I can remember and being a bullocks fan his knowledge of RL is poor.

I just love coming on here and reading some of the comments about your pathetic excuse for a cheating club. There are lots of us Rhinos and fans of every Super League club for that matter that are on top of the world right now as the bullocks got what they deserved.

Good riddance cheats, bye bye, enjoy the Champoinship!!!
Taurus, we have our own newspaper website the we're quite happy chatting all things RL. There is one of your very own trolls that visits and has been banned more times than I can remember and being a bullocks fan his knowledge of RL is poor. I just love coming on here and reading some of the comments about your pathetic excuse for a cheating club. There are lots of us Rhinos and fans of every Super League club for that matter that are on top of the world right now as the bullocks got what they deserved. Good riddance cheats, bye bye, enjoy the Champoinship!!! Worstbus
  • Score: 7

11:02pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Its Granola - Granola says...

Worstbus wrote:
Colgre, that's "Sir Kev" to you.
Dont forget the MBE .
[quote][p][bold]Worstbus[/bold] wrote: Colgre, that's "Sir Kev" to you.[/p][/quote]Dont forget the MBE . Its Granola - Granola
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