Mbye set for mid-season switch to Tigers
RUGBY LEAGUE: Canterbury have confirmed Moses Mbye will play his last NRL game for the club against Gold Coast on Saturday before he moves across to the Wests Tigers.
The Noosa product recently signed a four-year contract with the Tigers from next season, but both clubs have agreed to the early switch before the June 30 transfer deadline.
"It's his last game tomorrow and both parties have agreed to it so it's a fitting farewell for him here in Belmore,” Bulldogs coach Dean Pay said on Friday.
"He's been a fantastic player for the club. He's a great person, and it's sad to see him go.”
After facing the Titans the 24-year-old will head to Concord next week to start training with his new club.
Strangely, Mbye will play against the Titans in two consecutive games for different clubs either side of the representative bye weekend. Mbye joined the Bulldogs in 2014.
Pay said Mbye, who joined the Bulldogs in 2014, planned to speak with the playing group on Friday as he got his head around the premature move.
"He's been here for a number of years,” Pay said.
"You never like to see any younger players leave the club but at the end of the day it's a decision both parties had made.”