Easts player Danny Moran in action earlier this year at Salter Oval. He now plays in South Australia in the Adelaide Hills.
Easts player Danny Moran in action earlier this year at Salter Oval. He now plays in South Australia in the Adelaide Hills. Mike Knott BUN010417LEAGUE18

From a Magpie to Tiger for Moran

LEAGUE: Bundaberg's Danny Moran is hoping his knowledge of rugby league can help South Australia improve in the sport.

The former Easts and Wests Bundaberg Rugby League player recently became a Croweater, setting up his family in Murray Bridge about 80 kilometres from Adelaide.

He's also been able to find a club, playing for the Adelaide Hills Tigers in their debut year in the NRL SA state competition.

The side is now one game away from the grand final after losing to the Southern Bulldogs in the qualifying final last week 28-26.

"It's been interesting, I've enjoyed playing the different roles they want me to play,” he said.

"They've had faith in me as well to play in the halves.”

Moran said the level was also similar to the local competition here in Bundaberg.

"I'd compare it to the NDRL, it's very physical and rough at times,” he said.

"It's a standard I'm not used to.”

Now, Moran is looking to promote the game more.

He's trying to re-form the River City Knights, a team that used to play in the competition and based in Murray Bridge.

The interest has been good so far.

"We had 25 seniors and 10 juniors turn up to a training session the other week,” he said.

"NRL SA has been fully supportive of the move and planning to start the team.”

Moran and the Tigers will take on the Central Districts Roosters at 3pm today for a spot in the grand final.



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