26th May, 2019

Another Blues man on the way

Correspondent 5th May, 2019

WARRIORS chief Alan Solomons has expressed his delight at the capture of Blues and Northland hooker Matt Moulds.

Moulds will become Warriors second signing from Super Rugby side Blues after wing Melani Nanai. The 27-year-old also plays for Northland alongside another new Warriors recruit, scrum-half Jono Kitto, and captained the province in the ITM Cup from 2015 to 2018.

His strength and mobility have impressed Warriors director of rugby Solomons who is looking forward to Moulds’ arrival at Sixways in time for the start of next season.

“It’s fantastic news for the club we have been able to secure the services of Matt who has been part of the Blues Super Rugby squad for the past five seasons,” Solomons said.

“He is an experienced hooker with a strong set piece and great mobility around the park. I have no doubt he will add huge value to the team and we are all looking forward to welcoming him to Sixways.”

Moulds made his Super Rugby debut in 2015 and has been a key member of the Blues squad since 2016 and said he was excited to start a new chapter in his career with Worcester Warriors.

“My UK heritage is something I am very proud of, so to be able to live in the UK and play in the Gallagher Premiership, at a great club, with great people is an amazing opportunity for me. I am really looking forward to working with everyone there,” Moulds said.

“I am very grateful to the rugby clubs I’ve been able to call home here in New Zealand – Otamatea Hawks, Canterbury University, Northland RU and The Blues. Being able to represent my family and friends at these clubs has been special and in doing so I have gained so many great memories and experiences.

“My current focus is to finish a strong campaign here with the Blues. It is going to be hard to leave, but I am excited to further myself as a player, building on all that I have learned here in New Zealand, in this new phase of my career.”

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