Moore insists: I'm a Giant now not a Saint - and I'll be out to hammer my old mates

Scott Moore insists there will be no divided loyalties when he comes up against his own team-mates in Huddersfield's clash with St Helens on Sunday.


No split loyalties: Scott Moore is a Giant nowadays - even though he's still a Saint

The 21-year-old hooker, who made his Saints debut as a 16-year-old against Wigan in 2004, remains on the books at Knowsley Road but is on a season-long loan with the Giants and will come face-to-face with his own club in round two of the engage Super League at the Galpharm Stadium.

It is not the first time he will have played against his fellow Saints for he spent 2008 on loan to Castleford and was in the Tigers side hammered 68-12 at Knowsley Road last July.

Moore is confident there will be no repeat of that scoreline on Sunday and will not be holding back against his old mates.

'I've got a lot of friends there and I keep in touch with Sean Long and a few of the other boys,' he said. 'I'm looking forward to playing against them.

'I only played against them once last year and we got turned over. We spent most of the game under the posts so it wasn't too memorable.'

Moore is earmarked to step into the shoes of St Helens legend Keiron Cunningham, who is expected to hang up his boots at the end of this season.

That could all change if Cunningham decides to play on for another year but the
Leigh-born Moore is not thinking too far ahead.

'The plan is that Keiron goes and I come back but nothing is for granted in this game, especially if he has a season like he did last year,' he said.

'I'm not looking to the future just yet. I just want to play well for (coach) Nathan (Brown) and have a good season and see what comes of it.'

Moore made an impressive start to his spell with the Giants, playing a key role in their opening 30-8 win over Catalans Dragons in Perpignan, which sets them up nicely for the clash with the Challenge Cup holders.

'We couldn't have had much better preparation, although there are still lots of areas where we can improve,' said Moore.

'We've had a good pre-season and we were quietly confident that we could go there and do a job.

'We've got to knuckle down now and do a job against Saints on Sunday.'

Huddersfield coach Brown has another hooker, David Faiumu, available for Sunday's game after he returned from compassionate leave in New Zealand, while Jamahl Lolesi and Michael Korkidas are vying to fill the vacancy caused by injury to prop Eorl Crabtree.

HULL say their new signing Sam Moa has had his visa application approved and is
expected to arrive at the club early next week.

The 22-year-old former Cronulla Sharks prop, who played for Tonga in last year's World Cup, signed a 12-month deal five weeks ago but has had to wait for his application to be processed.

In gaining a work visa, Moa has succeeded where a host of high-profile overseas
players failed, including Hull's major close-season signing Michael Crocker.