Mitchell Moses made the ultimate sacrifice for his team by skipping the birth of his first child so that he could compete in Townsville on Friday. This was the greatest sacrifice that Mitchell Moses could make for his team.
The standout player for the Eels, knowing that a spot in the Grand Final was on the line, prioritised his team before himself, and the result was a victory for the Eels by a score of 24-20.
On Thursday, Moses and the Eels made their way to Townsville, where Bri was already having contractions when they arrived.
While Bri was in the hospital giving birth to their daughter on Friday, Moses made the extremely difficult decision to forego leaving Townsville to attend the game.
“It’s a tough decision for any player to make,” Yvonne Sampson of Fox League remarked, “to miss the birth of your first kid or to play in the greatest game of your career.”
According to Cooper Cronk, it was “the most crucial day of Mitch’s life,” since on that day, he had both his football career and his family come together.
“Now that his first child is entering the world today, there comes the added pressure of having his first child.
If he is unable to complete the task at hand today, it is highly unlikely that he will ever do it.
On Friday, Moses shared his incredible experience with everyone, including how he first connected with his daughter on FaceTime.
I’m going to try to get the boys on the aircraft as quickly as I can so that I can go see my new baby.
We’ve got two names, but she didn’t want to make the call by herself, so now she’s waiting for me to arrive so that we can make the call together once I get there.
The Eels will be competing in a Grand Final for the first time since 2009, when they last participated.
Since 1986, they have not tasted the utmost glory that the NRL has to offer.