Clocking up an aggregate of ten appearances for England at U16, U17, U18 and U19 levels is a major achievement for Sam Moore, who made his Sale senior debut in 2017.
Not only that he has notched four tries in nine games for the U18 side – one against France in Cape Town in 2016, two in the Wales match at Ebbw Vale in March 2017 and another in the South Africa game in August 2017. During that tour, he led the side against France and South Africa.
Looking back, he was the Everton FC Academy player of the year, an unusual distinction for someone with a strong rugby background. His dad Steve and uncle Andy are both former Wales lock forwards. Steve, who won three Test caps in 1997, played for Swansea, Cardiff, Narbonne, Orrell and the Barbarians and Andy, of Swansea, Bridgend and Cardiff, appeared 26 times in a Wales shirt from 1995-2002.
Sam was initially educated at Merchant Taylors’ Boys Junior School in Liverpool before moving to Sedbergh and studying PE and for a Sports BTEC. Simon Mulholland, the director of rugby there, has taught him much about the game for the past two years.
He is now living in Manchester, having first played at Waterloo RFC when 15 and joined the Sale Sharks Academy two years ago.
His best experiences include winning the Lancashire U13 Cup with Waterloo and away from rugby he enjoys playing golf, watching boxing and still supports Everton.
Sardinia is his best holiday destination, Shawshank Redemption is his favourite film and Fawlty Towers the TV show he likes most. Honest and committed on and off the field, he likes nothing more in his down time than tucking into steak and chips.
25 points – 5T
2016 W(R); SA Tour: F(R), SA ‘A’, SA(R) 2017 F, W; SA Tour: F, W(R), SA
Last updated: 12 January 2018