After a well earn break in round 17, young half Moses Mbye sets his sights for a big finish to the year before the finals series begins.
Mbye has had a breakout year in 2015 with consistent performances on the field whether it be in the halves, the centres or off the bench, but it’s what has happened away from the footy field that has helped drive Mbye in 2015.
During the week the talented Queenslander became a father for the first time and for the 21 year it’s an experience he will never forget.
“It’s a cool experience and something I will never forget,” Mbye said.
“Your life quickly changes when you become a parent, but for the good.
“There a lot of kids in our family who are very excited and I’m looking forward to what lies ahead.”
Mbye will be have plenty of drive and inspiration now he has become a father and the back end of the season starts this week with a blockbuster against the Brisbane Broncos who have set the season a light with their exciting brand of footy and at times brick wall defence.
“This is a very important game for us, they’re a very good team and the most impressive thing about them this year has been some of their performances from the players.”
One of those players has been a standout this year has been the form of Anthony Milford.
The star recruit from the Canberra Raiders was under enormous pressure when arriving at Red Hill and the move from fullback to five-eight had plenty discussing whether the talented Queenslander would make the transition work.
It no doubt was going to take time, but the Souths Acacia Ridge junior has been one of the stars for the Broncos in 2015 and his battle with Mbye on Saturday night will be one all will enjoy, including the Bulldogs number six.
“Me and Milly (Milford) spent a bit of time together, played some footy with him and on Saturday it should be fun.”
The Bulldogs will be looking to make it three wins in a row when they tackle the competition leaders at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night and with both sides bolstered by Origin players, it’s one match not to miss this weekend.