Competition - NRL Finals. Round - Qualifying Finals. Teams - Penrith Panthers v Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs. Date - 11th of September 2016. Venue - Allianz Stadium, Moore Park, NSW. Photographer - Paul Barkley | NRL Photos

When a young Moses Mbye showed up for his first pre-season more than half a decade ago, he was excited about a contract worth less than the average monthly house rent in Sydney for the season; since then the Noosa Junior has broken into the NRL, started a young family and is now one of the most sort after halves in our game.

Moses starts his seventh pre-season at Belmore this week and admits he has come a long way since following around the likes of Kris Keating and Ben Roberts trying to keep up in the land of the giants.

“There is definitely an element of leadership that I want to take on board and me and Josh (Reynolds) have been talking a lot in the off season about what we want to do… Des has a lot for plans for us in 2017.” Mbye told bulldogs.com.au

Mbye signed off on a four year contract extension cementing his spot at Canterbury until the end of 2020 and was the headline of a number of big re-signings for the club including Josh Jackson and David Klemmer to be strengthened by the addition of some promising new recruits in 2017.

“(I have been) metting a few new faces here at the club and I’m looking forward to an exciting 2017… they’re blokes who have come up from different systems.”

“With Cronulla being the premier’s, He’s (Josh Cleelend) got quite a good base of skill and a fair bit of knowledge about football...  ”

“They have been coming along in leaps and bounds, it’s only the first week…they have got a lot to prove, and Im sure they are going to do a really good job.”

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