Hull FC's Sam Moa set for surprise farewell against Huddersfield
HULL FC have been handed a timely boost ahead of the play-offs with the news Sam Moa is in contention to feature against Huddersfield Giants.
The prop, who will join Sydney Roosters at the end of the season, is expected to see a specialist tomorrow to discover if he can get the all-clear to play again.
Moa tore his bicep against Huddersfield earlier in the season, with Danny Tickle sustaining the same injury.
Following Tickle's return last weekend against Castleford, Hull coach Peter Gentle has revealed Moa may get a chance to say his farewell to the KC in style this Sunday.
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"Sam is an outside chance if he gets the all-clear this week. Sam is on target with regard to the time-frame of his rehabilitation," Gentle told the Mail.
"We had Danny back last week, but he was two weeks ahead of schedule and put the pressure on Sammy. If he gets the all-clear we'll think about playing him.
"It is a tough decision as the boys in the front row have been doing well, but they know the pressure is on to keep it up as Sam is waiting in the wings."
Moa has been training with the team for the past week in a limited capacity, but is hoping to be thrown back into action.
The Tongan is desperate to end his career at Hull with one more appearance after making the decision to return home to Australia.
Gentle is equally eager to have one of his best front rowers back and says Moa's presence at training has already been a fillip.
He added: "Sam lifts everyone just being around the place and he's excited about the possibility of playing again, but we are all excited about the prospect of him maybe coming back in."
Hull have no further injury concerns, with Gentle confident Jordan Turner will be fit to return.
"Jordan has had a rib injury and we were in a position last week to rest him and let Ben Crooks have another game," said Gentle. "But he's returned to training and he's in contention to come back this week."
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