YORK City Knights are refusing to be drawn on whether they are interested in bringing rugby league legend Fuifui Moimoi to Bootham Crescent - and ending the 38-year-old's exile in rugby union.

The Tonga and New Zealand international, who played over 200 times for Parramatta Eels in the NRL and at one time was arguably the best prop in the world, is currently turning out for Bradford & Bingley in North One East, the sixth tier of English rugby union, after joined up with two cousins there at the end of last month - second-team coach Richard Tafa and first-team winger Inoke Finau.

He will be in North Yorkshire on Saturday when the Bees go to Malton & Norton.

However, he is looking for a new pro league club, following his controversial departure this pre-season from Betfred Championship big guns Toronto Wolfpack, whom he helped to the League One crown last season.

Asked if the Knights were interested, chairman Jon Flatman said: "We're not being drawn into speculation which does not benefit the player, the club or the team.

"We're constantly scouring the market for quality players and when they become available we would look to see if they fit with our ethos and fit with our needs at the time."

The Knights kick off their League One campaign at home to title favourites Bradford Bulls on Sunday.