Moses Mbye to play 100th NRL game this Sunday

Moses Mbye to play 100th NRL game this Sunday

Wests Tigers fullback Moses Mbye will play his 100th NRL game this Sunday as his team makes the trip down to the nation's capital to take on the Canberra Raiders.

The game will be Mbye's sixth in Wests Tigers colours after playing 94 games across four-and-a-half seasons with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs from 2014 to midway through this year.

Mbye has scored 18 tries in his 99 games, while also kicking 101 goals and two field goals.

The 24-year-old made his first-grade debut in Round 8 of the 2014 season, playing centre in a 16-12 win over the Newcastle Knights. In just nine games that year, he played centre, halfback, five-eighth, hooker and off the bench as his versatility helped the Bulldogs to a Grand Final clash against the Rabbitohs.

Over the following three seasons, Mbye found himself a regular fixture in the halves alongside Josh Reynolds, before switching to fullback in 2018 under new Bulldogs Coach Dean Pay.

After inking a long-term deal with Wests Tigers from 2019, Mbye was granted an immediate release to help the Bulldogs with their salary cap constraints but also Wests Tigers' finals charge — immediately slotting in at the back and adding another element to Ivan Cleary's side potency in attack.

A Prime Minister's XIII and World All Star, Mbye was on the cusp of Origin selection in 2018 after being named as a shadow player for Queensland with the best still clearly ahead of the talented playmaker.

PLAYER PROFILE: MOSES MBYE

Date of Birth — 13th August, 1993

Born — Brisbane, QLD

Junior Club — Noosa Pirates

NRL Debut — Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs vs. Newcastle Knights, ANZ Stadium, 26/04/14 (Rd.8)

Club Debut — Wests Tigers vs. Gold Coast Titans, Leichhardt Oval, 01/07/18 (Rd.16)

Rep. Honours — Junior Kangaroos (2013), Prime Minister's XIII (2016), World All Stars (2017)