May 26, 2024

Sam Moa, a premiership-winning forward with the Sydney Roosters, is now in pursuit of a coaching role in the NRL after his return to Australia following a stint in the Super League. Having previously worked under the guidance of Steve McNamara at the Catalans Dragons since 2021, Moa has received a resounding endorsement from the former England coach as he embarks on his search for a new coaching opportunity.

Moa and McNamara recently experienced a Super League Grand Final defeat to the Wigan Warriors, a match that featured former NRL star Bevan French and the future Canberra Raiders second-rower, Morgan Smithes.

As reported by News Corp, Moa has relocated to Sydney, Australia, from France for personal reasons, with the goal of securing a coaching position within the NRL.

Steve McNamara spoke highly of Moa, stating, “He is an outstanding coach and an outstanding human being. His knowledge of the defensive contact part of the game is second to none. He has been awesome for us in terms of what he has provided. Any organization that brings him on board will gain an exceptional coach and individual. His departure is a significant loss for us at Catalans.”

Before commencing his coaching career with the Catalans Dragons, Sam Moa enjoyed a 13-season professional playing career, transitioning between the NRL and Super League. His playing career included 169 Super League games and 97 NRL appearances with the Cronulla Sharks and the Sydney Roosters, with the highlight being a premiership win with the Roosters in 2013.

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