Moses Mbye

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Moses Mbye
Moses Mbye Queensland.jpg
Personal information
Born (1993-08-13) 13 August 1993 (age 24)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 90 kg (14 st 2 lb)
Playing information
Position Five-eighth, Halfback, Hooker, Centre
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2014– Canterbury Bulldogs 76 14 58 2 174
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2016 Prime Minister's XIII 1 0 0 0 0
2017 World All Stars 1 0 0 0 0
As of 30 April 2017
Source: [1]

Moses Mbye (born 13 August 1993) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in the National Rugby League. He primarily plays at five-eighth and halfback, but can also fill in as a hooker or as a centre. Mbye is a Prime Minister's XIII and World All Stars representative.


Born in Brisbane, Queensland, Mbye is of Gambian descent through his father, making him one of the few players in the NRL to be of African descent.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Mbye playing for the Bulldogs in 2014

Mbye played his junior rugby league for the Noosa Pirates. He played for the Pirates first grade side at age 17.[3]

Early career[edit]

From 2011 to 2013, Mbye played for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs' NYC team.[4][5] On 21 April 2012, he played for the Queensland under-20s team against the New South Wales under-20s team.[6][7] In 2013, he captained the Bulldogs' NYC team.[8][9] On 20 April 2013, he again played for the Queensland under-20s team against the New South Wales under-20s team.[10][11] On 13 October 2013, he played for the Junior Kangaroos against the Junior Kiwis.[12][13]


In 2014, Mbye moved on to the Bulldogs' New South Wales Cup team.[14] On 15 and 16 February, he played for the Bulldogs in the inaugural NRL Auckland Nines tournament.[15][16] On 14 March, he re-signed with the Bulldogs on a 2-year contract.[17][18] In Round 8 of the 2014 NRL season, he made his NRL debut for the Bulldogs against the Newcastle Knights, playing at centre replacing an injured Tim Lafai in the Bulldogs' 16-12 win at ANZ Stadium.[19][20] During the week leading up to the Bulldogs' 2014 NRL Grand Final match against the South Sydney Rabbitohs, Mbye and Reni Maitua were both in contention to fill the vacant hooker role for the match after regular hooker and captain Michael Ennis was ruled out with a foot injury.[21] Mbye was eventually given the nod to play at hooker over the more experienced Maitua in the Bulldogs' 30-6 loss.[22] In that match, he made 44 tackles, the most tackles in the match.[23][24]


On 31 January and 1 February, Mbye played for the Bulldogs in the 2015 NRL Auckland Nines.[25] In 2015, he established himself as a regular part of the Bulldogs' side.[26] His form for the Bulldogs saw the interest for his signature in 2017 rise significantly.[27][28][29][29] In Round 4 against the Wests Tigers, he kicked a field goal in golden-point extra time to win the match for the Bulldogs, 25-24 at ANZ Stadium.[30] In Round 7 against the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, he scored his first NRL career try in the Bulldogs' 28-16 win at ANZ Stadium.[31][32] He finished off the 2015 season having played in 23 matches, scoring 3 tries, kicking 15 goals and kicking 2 field goals.[33]


On 12 January, Mbye was selected in the QAS Emerging Maroons squad.[34] On 13 February 2016, Mbye extended his contract with the Bulldogs to the end of the 2020 season, earning around $750,000 a season.[35] Mbye finished the 2016 NRL season playing in all of the Bulldogs 25 matches and was their highest point scorer with 100 points by scoring 9 tries and kicking 32 goals. On 24 September 2016, Mbye played for Prime Minister’s XIII against Papua New Guinea, playing off the interchange bench in the 58-0 win at Port Moresby.[36]


On 10 February 2017, Mbye played in the 2017 All Stars match for the World All Stars against the Indigenous All Stars where he started at halfback in the 34-8 loss at Hunter Stadium.[37] In Round 18, at Belmore Sports Ground , against the Newcastle Knights, the Bulldogs were losing 18-14 with two minutes remaining. A kick from Brock Lamb ricocheted into Mbye's legs and he then scooted away 80m to score. [38]. Then Kerrod Holland converted to put them in front. Mbye was ecstatic with the events that occurred; however, Knights received a penalty with five seconds to go on the clock. Lamb missed the conversion badly, in what was described a "shocker" by Phil Gould. Then Mbye celebrated Josh Reynolds Belmore farewell with the crowd going crazy.


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  13. ^ "Junior Kangaroos Train on Squad". Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
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  26. ^ "Custom Match List". Rugby League Project. 2015-08-22. Retrieved 2015-09-29. 
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  29. ^ a b "Moses Mbye's Next Contract; With Four Clubs Vying for His Signature Where's the Best Fit for Young Gun". Retrieved 2016-01-15. 
  30. ^ "Bulldogs beat Wests Tigers in golden point". 2015-03-27. Retrieved 2016-01-15. 
  31. ^ "NRL 2015 - Round 7". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 2016-01-15. 
  32. ^ "Manly Sea Eagles slump to fifth straight loss in 28-16 loss to Canterbury Bulldogs". Retrieved 2016-01-15. 
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  34. ^ "Maroons name Emerging Origin squad". Retrieved 2016-01-15. 
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  36. ^ "Report, pictures: PM’s XIII smashes PNG". 
  37. ^ "Indigenous All Stars too hot to handle". 
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