Parramatta Eels halfback Mitch Moses made the switch to the Blue and Gold mid-way through the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership season after leaving the Wests Tigers, the Club where had made his NRL debut in 2014.
Making his Parramatta Eels Club debut in Round 11 against the Canberra Raiders, Moses played 16 games for the Blue & Gold in 2017.
2017 Parramatta Eels Statistics – Mitchell Moses
Games: 16 (Parramatta), 10 (Wests Tigers)
Field Goal: 1
Try Assists: 10
Line Breaks: 4
Line Break Assists: 14
Kick Metres: 3920
*Note: The above statistics are following Moses joining the Eels in Round 11 and do not include his games for the Wests Tigers
Slotting straight into halfback, Moses partnered Eels Corey Norman to become one of the most relentless kicking halves partnerships of any team in the competition, with their long kicks frequently finding the turn and their short, attacking kicks landing with precision.
The 23 year old slotted quickly into the Eels system and he formed a strong combination down the Eels right edge, with his defence improving on a weekly basis.
Leading the Club for line break assists with 14 (the next best was 6) and co-leading for try assists with 10 (equal with halves partner Norman’s 10), Moses played a strong part in seeing the Blue & Gold win 11 of 14 regular games following his recruitment.
Moses often took the ball to the opposition defence, putting his body on the line, but never backed down from the physical contest. A deft short kicking game to go with his skilful long passing game proved a handful for the opposition on numerous occasions.
Moses was selected to represent Lebanon in the Rugby League World Cup.