That’s dedication! Mitchell Moses SKIPS the birth of his first child to play in Parramatta’s crucial preliminary final clash with North Queensland
- Parramatta star Mitchell Moses missed the birth of his child to play in the NRL
- The Eels travelled to Townsville to play their preliminary final on Friday
- It meant he missed the birth of his baby girl with partner Bri in Sydney
Mitchell Moses’s desire to end Parramatta’s 36-year wait for a premiership can not be questioned after the Eels star missed the birth of his first child to feature against the Cowboys.
The halfback’s partner Bri gave birth to a baby girl but Moses made the huge sacrifice to stay in Townsville for the game.
Fox League’s Yvonne Sampson said: ‘It’s a huge decision for any player to make – to miss the birth of your first child or to play in the biggest game of your career.’
Mitchell Moses missed the birth of his first child on Friday to play for Parramatta Eels
The gun halfback was in Townsville when his partner, Bri, gave birth to a baby daughter
Moses left his partner in Sydney to help Parra aim for their first premiership in 36 years
Cooper Cronk said it was ‘the most important day of Mitch’s life, he’s got football and family coming together all in one day.
‘Now there’s the added pressure of having his first baby coming into the world today. If he can’t do it today, he’s probably never going to do it.’
The 28-year-old was spotted cradling a ball in the rooms before the game in North Queensland, which certainly amused Broncos legend Gorden Tallis.
‘When he was holding the footy it looked like he was nursing something already,’ Tallis said.
More to follow.