The Wests Tigers will finalise new recruit Moses Mbye’s move to the club on Friday, but he will be given a send-off game for the Bulldogs on the weekend.
Canterbury confirmed on Friday that Mbye will play his final game for the club at Belmore this Saturday when the Tigers take on the Gold Coast Titans Belmore Sportsground.
The 24-year old departs Canterbury to help ease their dire salary cap situation, and will now be jumping ship early to help guide the Tigers to a finals campaign ahead of the June 30 trade deadline.
The star fullback signed a four-year deal with the Wests Tigers beginning in 2019, and was hesitant to prematurely depart Canterbury due to his loyalty to the club.
Mbye made 93 NRL appearances for the Bulldogs, including 16 tries, and club Chief Executive Andrew Hill had nothing but praise for him.
“I’d like to firstly congratulate Moses on his career with the Bulldogs and wish him all the best for the next stage of his career,” Hill told bulldogs.com.au.
“Seeing players leave is always difficult, but both parties thought that the timing was right to make the decision now so that we are able to give Moses the chance to say goodbye to the fans at Belmore on Saturday.”