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Norths Devils: Cup gains and losses for 2022

The opportunity to make a fresh start and the comfort of some familiar faces came together to encourage Kierran Moseley to make the move Norths Devils for the 2022 season.

Fast approaching 100 Cup games following stints with Tweed Seagulls, Townsville Blackhawks and more recently, Ipswich Jets; Moseley said he was adjusting well to his new training regime with the defending Hostplus Cup premiers.

“I just felt like I needed a fresh start. I was at Jets for four years, so for me, I just wanted to challenge myself and see where my footy can take me,” Moseley said of the move.

“Pre-season is tough, it’s pretty long as well, but because it’s a new start for me … I’m really enjoying the different training and the boys as well... I’m really enjoying it.

“I think the way Norths train – I know everyone trains tough, hard and there’s a lot of running, and different things –  but just the way that Norths do their training, I think it’s more game related.

“We still do fitness in different way, not just running laps or running on the field. I think Rohan’s style of coaching and the way he does things around here is good, it’s different.

“For me, that’s what I wanted to do. Come and do things differently.”

While it was still a big decision for Moseley, who primarily plays at hooker, to shift all the way across town to a new club, he had the benefit of understanding what to expect of the culture, knowing both coach Rohan Smith and captain Jack Ahearn off the field.

“I’ve known Rohan for quite a long time now,” Moseley said.

“When I spoke to him, he just said ‘just play the way you know you can play’ and pretty much believe in yourself and play eyes up football, which is what I’m good at. When I’m not doing that stuff, that’s when I’m doubting myself.

“For me, Rohan instils a lot of confidence in my own abilities. I’m just hoping, not hoping, that I’m going to do the best I can this year. To have a good year for myself, but also with the boys and try and get another premiership.

“I know Jack Ahearn for quite a long time, (we) played Junior Kangaroos together in 2013.

“(We have) known each other for a while and even (played) against each other.”

In action for the Gold Coast Titans. Photo: NRL Images
In action for the Gold Coast Titans. Photo: NRL Images

Moseley, who listed playing with the Indigenous All Stars as one of his career highlights, brings solid NRL experience with him to the Devils and was hoping to add to that again with strong performances in the Cup this year.

“When people are playing good football, then you can get into NRL systems, so for me, it’s just little goals around my work, being positive, turning up with a good attitude… doing the little things right,” the residential youth worker said.

“Doing all those things so I’m healthy and playing as much footy (as possible), and doing as much training as I can. So away from the field, I’m doing massages, physio, if I need it.

“I’ve got a knee that I’m monitoring at the moment and the club has been very supportive in that way as well, so with my knee and injuries I had prior to coming here.

“I think my body is still getting used to the training that we do here … my body is still adapting to the way that they do things here.

“Even the travel, over from Springfield to here, there’s getting used to that as well, with work (but I) getting used to that. It’s all part of the journey.

“NRL is the main goal. Hopefully I can get back into a system.

“If it doesn’t happen that way, then it doesn’t. But I know the main thing for me is just playing consistent footy with the Devils and the more games we can win, and the better everyone’s playing, those things can happen. But if it doesn’t happen for me then it’s not do or die.

“Bring on a big year ahead.”

Norths Devils 2022 gains and losses

Gains: Sam Lavea (Brisbane Tigers), Brayden McGrady (Tweed Seagulls), Glenn McGrady (Tweed Seagulls), Kierran Moseley (Ipswich Jets), Javvier Pitovao (Mounties, NSW Cup), Tauaalo Vaipulu (Redcliffe Dolphins)

Losses: Bernard Gregorius (Brisbane Tigers), Calum Gahan (London Broncos), Danny Levi (Huddersfield Giants), Harry Freebairn (Mackay Cutters), Hiale Roycroft (Mackay Cutters), Jonathon Reuben (St George Illawarra Dragons), Michael Molo (St George Illawarra Dragons), Nene MacDonald (Leigh Centurions)

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*Submissions made by clubs and correct at time of publication. 

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