Fui Fui Moi Moi to face the Bears this Sunday?
RL legend to face the Bears on Sunday?
Coventry Bears v Workington Town preview, by Mike Hyde
The word ‘legend’ may be somewhat over-used these days but if ever a player deserved that title it is Tongan and New Zealand International FuiFui Moi Moi, who could well be making his debut for Workington at the Butts Park Arena on Sunday.
A true giant of the game [weighing in at 19 stone 10 lb], with 200 NRL appearances plus stints at Leigh and Toronto, the 38 year old will be hoping to pass on his experience to the younger Workington forwards. According to press reports, his paperwork is now all in order, clearing him to take to the field on Sunday.
And the Workington side, now managed by ex-England star Leon Pryce, will be wary of a Coventry side which showed many signs of improvement against York last Saturday.
New recruits Peter Ryan and Jacob Ogden seamlessly slotted into the Bears line up, which showed pace and flair in equal measures before York fought back in the second half.
Bears fans will remember last June’s epic encounter between the two sides. Workington had steadily built up their lead to 0-22, and then the fightback began. The Bears clawed their way back into the game to make it 16-22, before Town edged further into the lead again. With two minutes to go it was 28-28, and a drop goal would decide it.
Unfortunately, the Bears attempt missed, but Carl Forber gained that extra point which was just enough for a 28-29 Workington win as the Bears continued battling relentlessly to the bitter end.
Workington are currently in sixth place in the table following a very mixed set of results. They did manage to defeat Bradford at home, but have lost three away games already this season.
Now, if only the Bears could do just a little bit better than the last time the two sides met.
Coventry Bears v Workington Town, Butts Park Arena, Sunday 20th May kick-off 3pm.