TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 08: Mitchell Moses of the Tigers warms up prior to the round six NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Wests Tigers at 1300SMILES Stadium on April 8, 2017 in Townsville, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Mitchell Moses released by Wests Tigers to join Eels

The Parramatta Eels have signed Wests Tigers five-eighth Mitchell Moses until the end of the 2019 season effective immediately.

A talented playmaker and notable goal-kicker, Moses is a Parramatta Junior and made his NRL debut as a fullback in 2014 before transitioning to the five-eighth position in 2015. At 22 years of age, Moses has played 67 NRL games.

“It’s good to be welcoming back one of our junior players. Mitchell is a quality player and I believe he will be a good acquisition to our squad for 2017 onwards,” said Head Coach Brad Arthur.

A former Australian schoolboy representative, Moses made his representative debut in 2016 with the Prime Minister’s XIII against Papua New Guinea and was awarded Tigers Player of the Year at the conclusion of the 2016 season.

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Parramatta Eels 2018 Player Movements

2018 Gains: Kane Evans (Sydney Roosters, 2020), Jarryd Hayne (Gold Coast Titans, 2018), Mitchell Moses (Wests Tigers, 2019), Jaeman Salmon (2020), Tony Williams (Cronulla Sharks, 2018)
2018 Losses: Troy Dargan (Brisbane Broncos), Isaac De Gois (retired), Bureta Faraimo (Hull FC), Jamal Fogarty, James Hasson (released), Frank Pritchard (retired), Semi Radradra (rugby union), Jeff Robson (retired), Kelepi Tanginoa (Manly Sea Eagles), Alex Twal (Wests Tigers)
Re-Signed: Nathan Davis (2018), David Gower (2018), Cameron King (2018), Tepai Moeroa (2019), Will Smith (2020)
Off Contract 2018: Dane Aukafolau, Kirisome Auva'a, Nathan Davis, David Gower, Jarryd Hayne, George Jennings, Cameron King, Suaia Matagi, Jack Morris, Kaysa Pritchard, Beau Scott, Ray Stone, Peni Terepo, Siosaia Vave, Tony Williams
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  1. timely inclusion, just hope he lives up to the hype and expectations.
    Moses to 7, Smith at 6, French to 1, Gutho to 4, bye bye Auvua for the moment until you learn to defend properly. Hoffman – you’re next!

      • they may both drop out – taka has been named in the squad, so its quite feasible that both will go and French/Gutho share Wing/FB spot, Taka to centre.
        I’m thinking that BA will retain Smith in halves until normy is back which will allow him to strengthen that right side which leaked terribly on the weekend.

  2. Hang tight Tiggerz fans – You have the starting foundation for a brilliant team to be born out of the shadows of this spoilt brat. . . I’d be on the good riddance train and welcome the change as a sign of stability.
    It will be a slog this year but i think the mix is pretty good for 2018.

  3. Brad Arthur will probably play this team this week.
    1. Bevan French
    2. Semi Radradra
    3. Michael Jennings
    4. Kirisome Auva’a
    5. Josh Hoffman
    6. Clint Gutherson
    7. Mitchell Moses
    8. Suiaia Matagi
    9. Kaysa Pritchard
    10. Tim Mannah
    11. Manu Mau
    12. Tepai Moreau
    13. Nathan Brown
    14. Beau Scott
    15. Kenny Edwards
    16. David Gower
    17. Siosaia Vave

  4. So this is how it goes now……….

    Two of your team mates sign, in May, for other teams for next year, and you find out you were only third in the pecking order. So out comes the dummy, sign with another club and want an immediate release.

    To make sure you get an early release you play like a school kid and let down all your mates, the club and the fans.

    In the end your club, fans and team are glad to see the back of you.

    Well done, you are setting a new trend in the Greatest Game of All.

  5. “Talented” if he was talented he’d learn how to bloody tackle! he was other than Maloney missed tackle merchant. no heart or pride.

  6. Everyone always wants French at fullback. As of today Gutherson is the better fullback and French the better winger. Maybe in a couple of years that changes but as of today definitely gutherson at fullback.

    1. CG
    2. SR
    3. KA
    4. MJ
    5. BF
    6. BT
    7. MM

    • I am not a fan of Gutho at fullback to be honest. I wanted him there at the start of the year, with French on the wing, but I don’t anymore. Gutho’s reaction time in defence is too slow, he gets caught out of position a bit, I actually think that it is his decision making, he seems a bit too hesitant for me. French was coming along nicely and I think he is a better option at the moment.

      I see you have Taka at 6 too. I prefer to see him come back onto the bench in place of Gower. I think he overplays his hand too much at 6.

      • i’d like to see gutho/French at 1 or 2, Taka at 4, smith at 6 and Moses at 7.
        All year we have had a problem on the right side defence and it was really highlighted on Sunday – Auv’aa and Hoffman could not defend laterally – their movement was slow and clunky, and both had trouble reading the play, resulting in the Roosters running riot down that side. It was like having feet for hands Toutai out there….
        Put Taka and Gutho there and it tightens up considerably.

        • I think Hoffman might be the problem more than Auv’aa. When Taka was there the problems were the same. Hoffman didn’t seem to tryst Taka enough and follow him in (which I think Taka does too much anyway), he seems to sit back and hedge his bets, which inevitably leave holes. I am happy to leave Auv’aa there with a better defensive winger, as he looks good in attack.

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