Mbye expects to finish season in the halves

Mbye expects to finish season in the halves

Bulldogs playmaker Moses Mbye says he isn't fazed where coach Des Hasler plays him week to week but after a successful return to halfback following a stint at hooker and with departing five-eighth Josh Reynolds still injured, Mbye expects to finish the season at seven.

‌Mbye was solid in Sunday's 30-16 win over Manly, kicking a match-high 400 metres, running close to 100 metres and coming up with an important try-save. The game saw departing hooker Michael Lichaa return to the starting side with Chase Stanley on the bench.

It helped that the team completed close to 80 per cent and fullback Will Hopoate had arguably his best game of the year.

"It's a winning dressing room at the moment which is nice; it's a feeling we've really been missing over the last month," Mbye said after the game.

"It's going to be a better week, enjoy each other's company after a win. It's about building now, hopefully go back to back and spoil a few parties."

He praised the team's improved control and execution: "We managed to go set-for-set better than we have in the past. We kicked to the corners, went set-for-set with Manly and the result showed."

Mbye had shifted to dummy-half in recent weeks, starting the previous four games there to accommodate a new approach in the halves with Matt Frawley and utility Chase Stanley given their shots to try and spark Canterbury's lacklustre attack. The calf injury to Josh Reynolds forced a re-think and coincided with some improved attack from the blue and whites.

"It was good. Obviously with Josh going down with his calf injury there was a window open for myself to jump back in the halves and fill that void," Moses said.

"I enjoyed it, I'm not foreign to the position obviously and I think I'll have another game there next week and probably finish the season there depending on how 'Grubby' (Reynolds) goes.

"I'm not fazed [which one I play] too much to be honest, we get to play rugby league at the pinnacle... it's a privilege for anyone to be at this level and you can't be throwing your toys out of the cot over positions, if you're on the field you should be [grateful]."