Mitchell Moses to play for Parramatta after getting release from Wests Tigers
Mitchell Moses has been granted a release from the West Tigers and will play this weekend for Parramatta.
The five-eighth has not been at Tigers training for the past two days at Concord and has been agitating for several weeks for an immediate release after messy contract negotiations had broken down. He has 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.
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"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.
- AAP, SMH