Mbye up for Storm
RUGBY LEAGUE: Former Noosa Pirate Moses Mbye believes he must combine better with halves partner Josh Reynolds if his Bulldogs are to topple the Storm this week.
The Coast junior has been in blistering form this season which has seen his stocks rise significantly as he approaches the final year of his current contract.
The 22-year-old is highly regarded at Belmore and is reportedly in negotiations to upgrade his current deal to as much as $750,000 a season.
It's a far cry from running around at Noosa. The gun No. 7 has also been selected in the Maroons emerging Origin squad alongside up and comers such as Broncos star Anthony Milford.
He has solidified himself as one of the best halves in the competition, and is rated highly by coach Des Hasler.
The mentor opted to let Blues halfback Trent Hodkinson leave the club in order to free up salary cap space to keep Mbye in the kennel.
The playmaker was solid in Monday night's loss to the Raiders but reckons his side can bounce back against an in-form Melbourne Storm.
Mbye said to do that, it was imperative he and halves partner Reynolds find better cohesion to ensure they give their side the best opportunity for victory.
"Me and Josh have got to get it right and really put our stamp on the game," Mbye said.
"We just didn't do that on Monday night and we need to work on it and we can do that.
"We need to be a lot better against Melbourne and that gives us something to work on during the week to make sure we turn up against the Storm."
Mbye was full of praise for Canberra who have emerged as one of the form teams of the competition thanks to the outstanding form of halves Aiden Sezer and Blake Austin.
"We knew they would come out firing and we just didn't go with them," Mbye said.
"They bashed us in the middle and also taught us a few lessons out wide.
"We have a bit to work on and off to a tough game against Melbourne.
"We need to lift our attitude a bit."