JOHN Bateman’s signed match-worn playing boots from Wigan’s Super League Round 2 fixture against Wakefield Trinity are now available to bid on, in support of Mose Masoe.

The boots are up for auction on the Wigan Warriors Community Foundation eBay page, with all of the proceeds from the winning bid to be donated to The Mose Masoe Foundation.

Bradford native Bateman wore the size 9.5, bright pink Puma boots in Wigan’s win against Wakefield on Good Friday. Anyone can start bidding for the boots by clicking here.

Bidding on the boots is set to end this Friday at 7:08pm. The current highest offer for them is £2,850.

The Mose Masoe Foundation has been launched to raise funds to help relieve the financial and mental hardship of players who suffer spinal injuries affecting their welfare and quality of life.

Former Samoan international Masoe, who suffered a career-ending and life-changing spinal injury last January when playing for Hull Kingston Rovers, will be the first beneficiary.

It is hoped the fundraising campaign will raise enough money to be able to help Mose, his partner Carissa and their three young children, daughters Evie-Rose and Marlowe and baby son Lui, while they are living in the UK and when they return home to Australia.

With the sport coming together in a huge fundraising effort to support Masoe over the Easter weekend, Bateman said: “With Round 2 being dedicated to Mose and he and his family going through a tough time with everything that has happened, I just wanted to put my boots up for auction for them.

“These ones are match-worn, so if anyone out there wants to put a bid in, everything that’s raised will go to him and his family. Every penny helps and I’m sending my best wishes to him and his family.”

Reacting to the news on Sky Sports, Masoe said: “It’s absolutely humbling. It’s great to have John back in Super League – he’s a credit to our game. My family and I are really thankful for his great gesture.”