New Eel Moses looks to slip right in
PARRAMATTA hopes two training sessions will be enough for new arrival Mitchell Moses to fit into the attack for today’s NRL clash with Canberra.
Moses trained alongside his new teammates for just the second time yesterday, three days after arriving from the Wests Tigers.
Eels coach Brad Arthur has been impressed with the 22year-old since they first met for a video session on Tuesday evening.
He was introduced through a right-edge meeting on Wednesday morning, before a fullcame team ball-work session.
“It probably went better than expected,” Arthur said.
“It ran the chance of being a bit clunky and disjointed but it was totally the opposite. He up with a couple of good plays. We play pretty simple so it wasn’t too hard to fit in.”
Moses completed a light captain’s run yesterday morning, but the real test will come against the 10th-placed Raiders at ANZ Stadium.
His arrival is well timed, given the Eels have lost regular half Corey Norman for six weeks with an ankle injury.
But Arthur said they wouldn’t be changing their attacking structure to fit around Moses, as he was set to partner Clinton Gutherson in the halves and make the most of his running game.