Moses wins Tigers’ NRL player of the year

Wests Tigers five-eighth Mitchell Moses has been awarded the NRL club’s player of the year award.

The 21-year-old also took out the players’ player award on Tuesday night after an impressive season featuring six tries, 18 try-assists and 15 line breaks.

Two more Wests Tigers’ life members were inducted, with 2016 vice-captains Dene Halatau and Chris Lawrence joining Robbie Farah, Benji Marshall, Mark O’Neill, John Skandalis, Tim Sheens and Brett Hodgson.

Halatau, who played his final NRL game on Sunday, notched up 180 matches for the club and was part of the Tigers’ 2005 premiership-winning side.

Lawrence has played 195 first-grade games for the joint venture since making his NRL debut in 2006 and is second on the Wests Tigers’ try-scoring list with 72 four-pointers.

Forward Josh Aloiai was rewarded for his stellar debut season, taking out the rookie of the year gong.

The 20-year-old featured in every game of the 2016 season, becoming the first Wests Tigers’ player to achieve the feat in his rookie year.

The members’ player of the year went to fullback James Tedesco, who scored 14 tries in 17 matches and went on to make his State of Origin debut.

Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe congratulated the award winners and highlighted the importance of recognising their achievements.

“There was a tremendous amount of success achieved by a range of individuals across the club and it was important that this is recognised.

“We also inducted two great servants of the club in Dene and Chris as life members tonight, with both having made enormous contributions to the Wests Tigers over a number of years,” he said.

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