ON the eve of the Super League Grand final, our Great Saint number 26 is a player who played a big role the last time Saints beat Wigan in a Grand Final.

And yet his biggest achievement has undoubtedly come off the field this past 12 months.

Of course, we are talking about Mose Masoe for whom being able to walk again after suffering serious spinal injury injury was his big goal.

And on May 13 he took his first, unaided steps to achieve that - and the rugby league community have watched on and cheered him.

Mose has proven himself to be a real warrior in overcoming adversity - and his battle towards recovery will have inspired many during these difficult times.

Mose was a popular player in his two years at Saints after joining from Penrith Panthers ahead of 2014.

He brought size, at 6ft4 and 20 stone, to a pack that had often been bullied - and his carries and tackling always set a tone - especially in the games that mattered against Warrington and Wigan.

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He was the cornerstone of the Saints pack that won the League Leaders Shield under Nathan Brown and then downed Wigan in the 2014 Grand Final at Old Trafford.

And he stayed on for another season before returning to the NRL with St George.

Masoe scored 10 tries from 62 appearances in the red vee between 2014-15.

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When when he came back to Super League with Hull KR, Saints fans continued to sing his name on his return to Langtree Park.

A Great Saint who has plenty of folk encouraging him every step of the way as he continues on his road to recovery.