Louise offers Sia's Grand Final winning boot to auction for Mose

Saints' fan Louise Rigby has kindly donated a signed Sia Soliola boot which he wore in the 2014 Super League Grand Final for auction as part of the Mose Masoe Foundation.

Monday, 12th April 2021, 5:03 pm
Updated Monday, 12th April 2021, 5:04 pm
Sia's Grand Final winning boot

She is one of the latest kind-hearted folk and the Rugby League fraternity in general who have offered items to boost the fund.

Louise explained: ''Sia gave me one of his boots after the victory over Wigan in 2014, but having seen Mose's situation following his life-changing injury, and the positive manner in which he is facing life, I decided to auction it to support Mose and his family.''

She added: "I know Sia is a good friend of Mose and I'm sure he would be happy with me doing this to help raise money for the fund.

''Mose is a huge inspiration to people who are struggling physically and mentally and his ‘never give up’ attitude in the face of adversity is so admirable. This is something I really wanted to do to help so that is why I contacted the foundation

"The boot still has dried Old Trafford turf on it as I didn't want to scrape it off. Hopefully, there will be fans out there keen to have this piece of history, and raise some good money for the Foundation."

Mose, 31, suffered a C4/C5 incomplete spinal cord injury last January which led to him being diagnosed tetraplegic – one of the worst forms of paralysis - meaning he has partial or total loss of use of all four limbs and torso.

Other items donated include Sam Tomkins' Catalans shirt and a man of the match medal and Korbin Sims' Hull KR no.10 jersey which he wore during the recent Saints-Hull KR Super League clash at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

Mose, a former Saints' player, previously wore the number 10 shirt for the Robins until a life changing injury struck in January 2020, and Sims said it was a 'special honour' to wear his name and number, having requested to do to 'show respect for Mose and the front-rowers union'.

Mose will be the first beneficiary of the foundation to carry his name. It will then look to support others by relieving the financial and mental hardship of players who suffer spinal injuries affecting their welfare and quality of life.

Further details are available by contacting kr-jersey-and-sia-soliolas-boot-from-2014-grand-final-auctioned- for-mose-masoe-foundation with the boot listed on e-bay