Grafton Ghost Moss to fly amongst the Seagulls
THE MOSS ROCKET has left the station.
Grafton Ghosts speedster and Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League winger of the year Joel Moss is leaving the "mighty blue and whites".
Moss signed with Queensland Cup club Tweed Heads Seagulls last Thursday, and will link with the flock next month.
It has been a sensational year for the specialist winger, amassing 29 tries in a season that saw the Ghosts reach the preliminary finals.
A bad groin injury during the warm up meant he had to watch that game from the sideline not knowing he would not pull the Ghosts jersey on again.
"This is the best club I've ever played for," Moss said.
"I thought about the move for a very long time.
"I'm spewing to be leaving but I'm looking forward to the new challenge."
The Seagulls first approached Moss after their shock loss at Byron Bay a few months ago, and regular meetings with head coach Aaron Zimmerle convinced Moss it was the way to go.
"Aaron rang me after that to have a bit of a chat about next year. He ended up ringing me every week or two and I went up there about four times."
Tweed Heads were not the only team on Moss' radar, with rival Queensland Cup team Burleigh Bears also expressing their interest.
Burleigh was the home of former Ghosts flyer Anthony Don, a move which paved the way to 13 NRL games for Gold Coast Titans.
Moss said he considered both offers, but Zimmerle's approach was too good to refuse.
"Aaron was a bit more down to earth and told me exactly how it was," Moss said.
"Burleigh did make an offer but Tweed seemed to want me a little bit more. I've got a few mates who are already playing for the Seagulls as well so that helped convince me.
"Anthony was gutted but it will be interesting if we play against each other."
According to Moss, the only downside to the move is the amount of training awaiting his arrival.
He could still see beyond the life-changing move to Tweed Heads, signalling his intention to return the Ghosts in the future.
"I hate training," Moss said.
"We've got four days a week before Christmas and then it's five days a week after that.
"I'll come back and try to bring up the 100 games but I'll never play against the Ghosts again."