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Mitchell Moses reveals he witnessed the birth of his first child on FaceTime just TWO hours before Parra’s huge win over the Cowboys – as Eels gun lifts the lid on fears of burying his grandmother THIS WEEK
- Parramatta star Mitchell Moses missed the birth of his child to play in the NRL
- The Eels traveled to Townsville to play their preliminary final on Friday
- It meant he missed the birth of his daughter with partner Bri in Sydney
Mitchell Moses’ desire to end Parramatta’s 36-year wait for a premiership cannot be questioned after the Eels star missed the birth of his first child to play the Cowboys.
Halfback Bri’s partner gave birth to a baby girl, but Moses made the huge sacrifice to stay in Townsville for the game.
The 28-year-old revealed after his side’s win that he had been through a rough week after letting his grandmother rest on Monday before the birth of his daughter on Friday.
Mitchell Moses missed the birth of his first child on Friday to play for Parramatta Eels
The pistol halfback was in Townsville when his partner, Bri, gave birth to a baby girl
Moses left his partner in Sydney to help Parra aim for their first premiership in 36 years
‘The whole week has been a roller coaster,’ he told Channel 9. ‘Last week I lost my grandmother. We laid her to rest on Monday, and then four hours ago I would welcome my first child via FaceTime. And now I’m playing a big final next week.’
Fox League’s Yvonne Sampson said: “It’s a huge decision for any player to miss the birth of your first child or to play in the biggest game of your career.”
Cooper Cronk said it was “the most important day of Mitch’s life, he makes football and family come together in one day.
“Now there’s the added pressure of having his first baby in the world today. If he can’t do it today, he probably never will.’
Moses was emotional the whole time after helping his side progress to the NRL grand final
The 28-year-old was spotted rocking a ball in the chambers before the game in North Queensland, which certainly amused Broncos legend Gorden Tallis.
“When he held the footy, it looked like he was already grooming something,” Tallis said.
Before the birth of his first child, Moses said he felt “nervous but excited” about the new arrival.
“We play it as we go, we have all the traveling and that,” he told CODE Sports.
‘[Bri is] good, she’s ready to go. It’s very exciting, it’s our first. I feel very good, very nervous but excited.’