Written by Oliver Kellner-Dunk
Mitchell Moses has become known as a modern-day Parramatta Eels club legend.
Since Moses joined Parramatta in 2017 they have qualified for five finals series after an eight-year drought.
This season the Eels have qualified for the preliminary final, the furthest they have made it in the competition since 2009 with Moses providing the experience and skill in the halves to get them there.
However, before becoming a fan favourite at the Eels the 28-year-old was a rising star at the Wests Tigers.
Moses made his NRL debut at the Tigers in mid-2014 after showing great promise in the club’s junior ranks.
While he didn’t consistently set the world alight Moses did enough to lock down a starting role for the Tigers before taking his career to the next level at the Eels.
The halfback’s current contract will keep him at the Eels until the end of 2023 with an option in his favour for 2024 and he is already attracting suitors for his services as his former club is showing an interest.
Benji Marshall will be joining the Tigers coaching staff in 2023 before becoming head coach in 2025 and The Mole is reporting that he is looking to bring Moses back to Concord in two years.
— Parramatta Eels (@TheParraEels) September 20, 2022
“Marshall faces the first crucial test of his leadership and diplomacy skills in coming weeks,” said The Mole.
“Benji is keen to bring local junior Mitchell Moses back to the Tigers from Parramatta and sees him as the answer to the club’s play-making problems.
“But some senior officials at the Tigers don’t want Moses back – he wasn’t a good fit at the club in his first stint there and he isn’t a popular figure with Tigers players.
“Benji must weigh up the other aspects that go into signing a player besides ability – the great coaches mould teams built on harmony and comradeship as well as talent.”
Moses is currently focused on helping the Eels get past the North Queensland Cowboys tomorrow night and qualify for the 2022 NRL Grand Final but will likely start weighing up his options from the 1st of November when he can negotiate with rival clubs.