Parramatta Has Just Released A Statement On Mitchell Moses

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Parramatta Has Just Released A Statement On Mitchell Moses

Mitchell Moses has been granted a release from the West Tigers and will play for Parramatta this weekend.

The five-eighth has not been at Tigers training for the past two days and was on Tuesday finally granted an immediate release after the two parties fell out over contract negotiations.

Having already signed with the Eels for 2018, he had in the last few weeks made several pleas to coach Ivan Cleary to be granted permission to head to the Eels immediately.

The Tigers finally accepted his request on Tuesday, ending weeks of turmoil over his future.

"It's good to be welcoming back one of our junior players," Eels coach Brad Arthur said.

"Mitchell is a quality player and I believe he will be a good acquisition to our squad for 2017 onwards."

He appears set to line up for the Eels against Canberra on Saturday at ANZ Stadium, a timely inclusion for Arthur's side with playmaker Corey Norman out with a knee injury.

He could line up against the Tigers in July when they face off against the Eels in round 20.

Moses asked for permission to join the Eels mid-season after Cleary and Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe withdrew a contract extension offer in an attempt to focus on re-signing Luke Brooks, Aaron Woods and James Tedesco.

Moses attracted criticism for his attitude in last week's 28-8 loss to South Sydney after missing eight tackles.

It's unknown how the Tigers will plug the hole left by Moses' departure after the Warriors on Monday had denied Tui Lolohea an immediate release to join the joint venture.

Eels Official Statement

Parramatta Eels Rugby League Club Pty Limited has signed Wests Tigers five-eighth Mitchell Moses until the end of the 2019 season effective immediately.

A talented playmaker and notable goal-kicker, Moses is a Parramatta Junior and made his NRL debut with West Tigers as a fullback in 2014 before transitioning to the five-eighth position in 2015. At 22 years of age, Moses has played 67 NRL games.

“It’s good to be welcoming back one of our junior players. Mitchell is a quality player and I believe he will be a good acquisition to our squad for 2017 onwards,” said Head Coach Brad Arthur.

A former Australian schoolboy representative, Moses made his representative debut in 2016 with the Prime Minister's XIII against Papua New Guinea and was awarded Tigers Player of the Year at the conclusion of the 2016 season.

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