MOLDGREEN rugby league stalwart Craig Mosedale has been sacrificing plenty of sweat and tears in a bid to help injured players.

Last week the prop forward completed the Carnegie row challenge of 42,195m to raise cash for the ‘Try Assist’ Rugby League Benevolent Fund.

He finished in a time of 3hr 13min 44sec – a respectable mark for last Thursday’s big event staged at Leeds Metropolitan University in which the likes of rugby league legends Paul Sculthorpe and Steve Prescott were also taking part – and Mosedale is now training for his next assignment, a half iron-man challenge.

He was inspired to take up the challenges after seeing his former Moldgreen teammate Danny Scott seriously injured during a Pennine League game against Sowerby Spartans in January, 2004. He has been in a wheelchair ever since.

And Mosedale is delighted to be playing an active role in raising funds.

“Rugby league is very close to my heart as I have played the game for many years, both at school level and amateur open age for Moldgreen, and in the last few yearsI also had a three-month trial with Batley Bulldogs,” he said.

“But what made me decide to take up these charity challenges was to help injured players.

“I was unfortunately playing for Moldgreen the day when Danny was seriously. I know the fund has helped Danny immensely which is the other reason I chose the fund.

“I’m now working towards complete the Scissett Sprint Triathlon in June.

“The Triathlon consists of an 18 length swim, 15k bike ride and a 5k run and I hope to complete it in 1hr 20min.

“It’s going to be tough, but I’ve had lots of support from the Giants, who are helping me in my fitness programme.

“I speak to the players and coaching staff on a daily basis, because their gym is right behind St Andrews Motor Company where I work, and they’ve all be fantastic.”

But Mosedale is being helped most by former Giants captain Chris Thorman, who is overseeing his whole fitness programme and is delighted to be of help.

“After knowing Craig for over eight years I can’t believe how much fitter he is and how hard he now works in the gym,” he said.

“It’s great to see him using his new-found love of health and fitness and putting it to great use by raising money for fantastic causes.

“I am so pleased with his efforts at the row. His friends and family should be proud of him. I know I am!

Craig can be sponsored at