Joel Moon
Joel Moon FILE

Moon halo fades for the Warriors

THE NRL career of Caloundra's Joel Moon is up in the air.

The 23-year-old centre's contract with the New Zealand Warriors will expire at season's end and he has been told there is no room for him in the team's 2012 roster.

Moon's management has approached Brisbane and the Gold Coast, but the Broncos look set to stick with their young squad and the Titans have already recruited heavily, making a return to Queensland improbable.

He has also held talks with several Sydney clubs but is most likely heading to play in the English Super League.

Since making the jump to the Warriors from the Broncos in 2009, Moon has played 44 games for the Warriors.

He was, however, dropped to the NSW Cup earlier this year.

He played his fourth first-grade game of 2011 last week following an injury to New Zealand international Lewis Brown and was again named in the Warriors line-up to take on the Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium on Sunday.

Four months ago, Moon became a father with girlfriend Morgan Karkliss.

They have a son, Angus.

Moon's father, David, a Sunshine Coast resident, told the Daily that although his son had not ruled out staying in the NRL, he was considering his family commitments and options overseas.

“We're not too sure what's going to happen at the moment,” Moon Snr said. “We've had a few clubs in Sydney approach with a few things, but nothing's confirmed yet.

“Hopefully, a few more things come up. There's a couple of nibbles overseas in Super League as well, so we're waiting to see what happens.”


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