Earlier this year, it was revealed that the Wests Tigers had told Moses Mbye that they were willing to release him if a club came in for his services.
This news led to multiple teams displaying an interest in Mbye’s services throughout the past few months.
However, we now know the 28-year-old’s future as the St.George Illawarra Dragons have confirmed the signing of Mbye on a two-year deal that will commence next season.
Mbye will likely finish off 2021 playing at fullback for Wests as a result of the season-ending injury Daine Laurie suffered in the opening stages of the Tigers clash with the Warriors a couple of weeks ago.
Despite receiving the news that his services would no longer be needed at the Tigers next season, Mbye did not use that as an excuse to not put in a consistent effort in games, as in 2021 he has scored a try, notched up eight try assists, made 17 tackle breaks and 386 tackles for an efficiency rate of 91.5%.
Welcome to the Dragons, Moses 🐉 #redv
— St George Illawarra Dragons (@NRL_Dragons) August 17, 2021
It will be interesting to see just where the former Queensland Origin representative plays for the Dragons, as his versatility has seen him, in the past, excel at fullback, five-eighth and centre, with Mbye even slotting into lock at times during this season.
The Red V are certainly in need of a fullback or five-eighth, with the Dragons telling both Bulldogs bound Matt Dufty and Corey Norman that their services would not be needed at the club beyond 2021.
Young Tyrell Sloane has displayed great promise when filling in at fullback this season, so the Dragons will likely put Mbye at five-eighth alongside Ben Hunt at halfback, or, if the club decides to promote Jayden Sullivan to first grade permanently, then Mbye would also prove a great option off of the bench.
A fresh start for Moses Mbye will provide him with an opportunity to fully reignite his past form and attempt to return to the Queensland State of Origin set up, with the Brisbane native not playing for the Maroons since 2019, when New South Wales won the series in the last play of Game III.