Lussick faces NRL fine for hair pull on Woods
Moore was puzzled by those questioning the signing.
“He’s a fantastic fit for us,” Moore told the Bulletin.
“How many other A- League clubs have got someone who played in the Serie A ( Italy’s topflight) last season?
“He has scored at the highest level for almost his entire career, and Italian players know how to keep themselves fit.
“We are delighted that he has made the decision to play for our football club.” MANLY’S Darcy Lussick is facing a fine for pulling Aaron Woods’ hair in a tackle during Sunday’s win over Wests Tigers.
Prop Lussick used two hands to pull Woods down by the hair as the Tigers captain ran the ball up early in the second half of the Sea Eagles’ 28- 16 win.
Lussick can accept a $ 1350 fine with an early guilty plea for the contrary conduct charge over the incident.
Meanwhile, Tigers forward Sauaso Sue faces a one- match ban after being charged with dangerous conduct.
Sue raised his knee and collected Manly hooker Api Koroisau in the 65th minute. He will miss Sunday’s clash with Parramatta with an early guilty plea. Canberra prop Josh Papalii will miss two matches after accepting a two- game ban for a shoulder charge on St George Illawarra’s Josh Dugan, with the incident occurring in the Raiders’ golden- point win on Friday night at GIO Stadium.