Moses Mbye: Everything you need to know about St Helens’ new recruit

Drew Darbyshire
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Moses Mbye has joined St Helens on a deal until the end of the 2025 season

Get to know everything about St Helens’ new signing Moses Mbye with a detailed look at his rugby league career so far.

The 29-year-old utility has linked up with the Super League on a two-and-a-half-year deal, keeping him at the Totally Wicked Stadium until the end of the 2025 season.

Mbye is a replacement for hooker Joey Lussick, who has returned to Australia with immediate effect to continue his career in the NRL with Parramatta Eels.

Who is Moses Mbye: Meet St Helens’ new signing

Mbye was born and raised in Brisbane, Queensland and is of Gambian heritage through his father.

He has been used as a utility player for the majority of his career, being able to play full-back, half-back, centre and hooker.

Mbye has made almost 200 appearances in the NRL for Canterbury Bulldogs, Wests Tigers and St George Illawarra Dragons since making his first team debut in 2014.

He played 94 games for the Bulldogs between 2014-18, scoring 17 tries and 101 goals.

The Queenslander then spent four seasons with Wests Tigers between 2018-21, scoring nine tries and kicking 39 goals in 63 appearances.

Mbye won representative honours with Queensland in the State of Origin arena, playing in all three games in the 2019 series.

He has also previously played for the Australian Prime Minister’s XIII (2016) and World All Stars (2017).

Mbye has spent the last two years in the NRL with St George Illawarra, playing 37 games for the Dragons.

He will now ply his trade in the Super League with St Helens for the next two-and-a-half seasons.

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Name: Moses Mbye

DOB: 13/08/1993 (29 years old)

Born: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Hometown: Brisbane

Heritage: The Gambia

Position: Utility (full-back, half-back, centre, hooker)

Canterbury Bulldogs – Games: 94 Tries: 17 Goals: 101

Wests Tigers – Games: 63 Tries: 9 Goals: 39

St George Illawarra Dragons – Games: 37 Tries: 2 Goals: 1

Queensland – Games: 3 (2019)


Moses Mbye ‘grateful’ to be linking up with St Helens

The Australian utility says he is excited to be linking up with Super League champions Saints.

Mbye said: “I’m wrapped! It’s something that I’m so grateful for, to be part of a club with such success and such rich history.

“I’m keen to come over and learn from the current squad and off Wello (Paul Wellens) and be part of a club with such a great culture.

“My versatility is an asset I’ve got to develop over a number of years now, with my conversations with Paul that’s what I’m here to do, to be part of the squad and fulfil any role that is needed to be filled – but I want to earn my spot too.

“It’s a good opportunity to come over, add some healthy competition to what is already a really successful squad, and earn my spot.

“I know the expectations at St Helens are high which is great because we’re expected to succeed because of how well the team has gone in the past and in recent years.

“It’s come from the hard work they have put in and I’m looking forward to being part of it. I can’t wait to get over there, meet the boys and the fans and get amongst it.”

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