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New captain: Moses to lead the way for Wests Tigers

He’s only been at the club for half a season but now Moses Mbye has been made Wests Tigers captain for the 2019 NRL season.

Mbye, 25, joined the club midway through the 2018 season and was one of the few positives of another disappointing season without finals footy.

Having played 103 first grade games since making his NRL debut for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in 2014, he’s signed at Wests until the end of the 2022 season.

A Noosa Pirates junior, the talented back has also represented the Prime Minister’s XIII (2016) and World All Stars (2017) and featured as part of the Queensland State of Origin camp in 2018.

Mbye will be supported by Benji Marshall, Robbie Farah, Chris Lawrence, Russell Packer, Luke Brooks and Elijah Taylor as part of the club’s leadership group in 2019.

“Being named captain is one of the proudest moments of my career,” Mbye said.

“Growing up, it was a dream of mine to play one game in the NRL, so I consider myself extremely fortunate to have had the career I have so far.’’

Wests Tigers head coach Michael Maguire congratulated Mbye on his appointment.

“On behalf of everyone at Wests Tigers, I would like to congratulate Moses on being named captain,” Maguire said.

“To captain a club with the shared history of Wests Tigers is a tremendous privilege and we are equally confident and proud to have him lead us in 2019.

“Moses is incredibly well respected by his teammates and carries himself extremely well both on and off the field.

“He is a great role model for all young players in the game and is more than capable of leading us forward in an exciting time in Wests Tigers history.’’

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