Miraculous Masoe to deliver grand final ball
Former Toa Samoa forward and Hull Kingston Rovers player, Mose Masoe, will deliver the ball at the Super League Grand Final on Friday.
This comes months after Masoe suffered a career-ending spinal injury which hospitalised and kept him bedridden.
He suffered a neck injury in a pre-season clash with Wakefield Trinity and was stretched off the field inside three minutes. The injury was later confirmed as a career-ending spinal injury which left him unable to walk.
Masoe was told that he would never walk again but nevertheless took his first unaided steps in May which has inspired many people.
He explained that the support of everyone in the rugby league family has been truly humbling, and that the support and words of so many people has kept him inspired and motivated each day to keep making progress.
“By walking out with the ball, I hope it can inspire others to continue to work hard, and take tiny steps each day towards their goal,” Masoe said.
During the 2013 season, Masoe was selected in the Samoan and New Zealand train-on squads but opted to play for Samoa. Due to his performances in the 2013 season, he was selected in the Samoan squad and made his debut at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.
In 2014, Masoe was selected in Samoa’s 24-man squad for the Four Nations series.