SCOTT Moore will not be part of the Bulls' promotion-chasing campaign in 2018.

The experienced hooker is not renewing his contract at Odsal, the Telegraph & Argus understands.

Moore is on the look-out for his eighth club after making 25 appearances for the Bulls last season. He scored three tries, including one on the final day during the 72-16 thrashing of Rochdale.

The 29-year-old was one of the old heads in the squad during a difficult Championship campaign. But Sam Hallas is now seen as the number one hooker at the club going forward.

Vila Halafihi will offer back-up after signing a new two-year deal this week, although he came to the fore in the centres at the end of last season.

Moore's know-how helped bring on the youngsters in the squad. Teenager Reiss Butterworth admitted they have all improved from working regularly with the likes of Moore and Lee Smith.

"They are players who have been there and done that and performed at the highest level," said Butterworth.

"When you train, you try watching them and take bits off them and add it to your own game.

"For a young lad like me, that's what I want to work towards – playing in those big games."

But with circumstances often dictating that there were so many rookies in the team, Moore admitted the weight of expectation did make it tougher at times.

"We got put under a lot of pressure from the top and that didn't help," he said recently.

"They are young lads and are not used to dealing with that pressure week in and week out – and with the rollercoaster of the season.

"Once the pressure is off, we have started to win games and that is pretty sad. But that is probably the truth of it."