Younger Bulldogs utility Khaled Rajab has credited Mitch Moses for serving to him put together for all times within the NRL.
Rajan made his first grade debut final week, enjoying 21 minutes of the Bulldogs slender loss to the Roosters.
He has been named at 14 for the Eels conflict at present.
Rajab and Moses first crossed paths late final 12 months within the Lebanon camp forward of the Rugby League World Cup.
Rajab performed alongside Moses after Adam Doueihi was despatched off and suspended.
“The primary time Mitchell Moses got here into camp with us, he took me apart and began breaking down what he would do in a state of affairs and the way he performs as a half,” Rajab advised NRL.com.
“He simply let me study off him and I used to be just about simply studying the entire time.
“Enjoying on the World Cup with these large identify gamers that performed within the NRL like Mitchell Moses, Adam Doueihi and Jacob Kiraz gave me plenty of confidence.
“They beautiful a lot helped me to get the place I’m now.”
Rajan captained the Bulldogs Jersey Flegg aspect in 2022. He’ll line up at present towards Moses because the Bulldogs tackle the Eels at Accor Stadium.
“The Lebanon boys have gotten a gaggle chat and so they had been all simply saying congratulations and sending me their help. It felt good,” he mentioned of his Cedars teammates once they realized of the information.
“I used to be simply hoping to even get one recreation, whether or not it was early within the 12 months or later within the 12 months, so I’m extraordinarily grateful.
“I wasn’t anticipating it once they advised me at first. I simply thought I might play NSW Cup and work on my recreation after which we had a staff assembly the place they broke the information to me and I used to be simply over the moon to inform my household.”