Richard Moore leaves Wildcats

  • Last Updated: August 12 2014, 15:52 BST

Veteran prop forward Richard Moore has played his last match for Wakefield.

Richard Moore: Linked with a return to Bradford
Richard Moore: Linked with a return to Bradford

The 32-year-old, who was in his second spell with the Wildcats, was out of contract at the end of the year and, according to the club, has now left them by mutual consent.

The much-travelled Moore, who has also played in Super League for Bradford, London Broncos, Leigh, Crusaders and Leeds, missed the start of the season through injury but has appeared in 16 of their last 17 matches.

"Everyone at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats thank Richard for his efforts and wish him well for the future," said a club spokesman.

Moore has been linked with a return to Bradford, who will be in the Championship in 2015 following relegation from Super League.

Meanwhile, Wakefield prop Nick Scruton will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery to reconstruct ligaments in his thumb.

The 28-year-old has played in all 21 matches since joining the Wildcats from Bradford in March but has been struggling with the injury in the last few weeks.

He is the second Wakefield player to be ruled out of the rest of the campaign after second rower Matt Ryan underwent a shoulder reconstruction.

"Just as with Ryan, Scruton has played on with the injury during the year but, with coach James Webster looking ahead to 2015, the decision was taken for the surgery to take place before the end of the year to allow him to be fit for the pre-season schedule," a spokesman said.

Webster hopes Australian Scott Anderson will be a straight replacement for Friday's game at St Helens after missing the last five matches with a calf injury.