Written by Oliver Kellner-Dunk
Manly Warringah Sea Eagles centre Moses Suli has been in and out of first grade so far this season and the club has reportedly permitted him to negotiate with rival clubs and one has come calling.
The Brisbane Times is reporting that the St.George Illawarra Dragons have tabled Suli a three-year deal that he is expected to sign.
At just 23-years-old Suli has already displayed just how talented he is and has plenty of time to become more consistent under Anthony Griffin at the Dragons.
So far in 2021, the Tongan International has scored three tries, gotten a try assist, made four line breaks, 29 tackle breaks and made 78 tackles for an efficiency rate of 91.8%.
We have seen the Dragons struggle to find a consistent centre pairing this season, with Jack Bird in and out of the role and Brayden Williame off to French Rugby Union next year.
"How on earth did he do that." 🤯
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This means we would likely see Suli starting for the Red V come round one 2022.
In the past, the Sydney born centre has taken less money to stay at the Sea Eagles as a way to repay Des Hasler for the faith that he had in him.
Suli was of course once the recipient of a multi-million dollar contract at the Bulldogs that was soon torn up as a result of the centre displaying a poor attitude and acting in unprofessional conduct.
For all Suli knew his NRL career was over, but Hasler decided to give him a chance on a reduced deal and in the end, said chance has worked out for both parties, as Suli proved a key part of the Sea Eagles roster for multiple years and the 23-year-old will now be a starting first grade centre at the Dragons next year.
This news has of course emerged soon after the Dragons confirmed the signing of Moses Mbye from the Tigers on a two-year deal.
Mbye can play in the centres, but if this deal goes through then it is safe to say that he will either be playing at fullback, five-eighth or off the bench for the 2010 NRL premiers.