Moimoi brings up ton

Parramatta Eels enforcer Fuifui Moimoi will celebrate his 100th game in the NRL by returning to the starting side against Wests on Friday.

However winger Luke Burt, who celebrated his own milestone last week playing his 200th first grade game, will spend up to three weeks on the sideline with a knee injury.

Krisnan Inu comes onto the wing for Burt, with Moimoi taking the place of Justin Poore in the starting side the only other change.

Burt picked up a knee injury in the Eels’ comeback win against Manly and was initially hopeful of playing this weekend but further scans have ruled him out for three matches.

This week the spotlight falls on Moimoi who started his career in 2004 with the Eels, playing four games at an average of 21 minutes per game.  Last season Moimoi did not miss a match and was the highest try-scorer out of the NRL’s props.

Coach Daniel Anderson has watched Moimoi develop from a park footballer in New Zealand and paid tribute to his forward’s achievement.

“It’s great to see Fui has achieved this milestone. I’ve known him since before he made his debut, since he was playing park football in New Zealand,” Anderson explained.

“It’s a credit to his commitment that he’s reached this point in his career and will run out for his 100th match this weekend.”

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