Wests Tigers will target Moses: Norman

Parramatta halfback Mitchell Moses has been urged to ignore the expected hysteria around his grudge match against former club Wests Tigers on Sunday.

Moses will face his former teammates for the first time since controversially changing stripes in May in a daunting clash for the 22-year-old.

Eels five-eighth Corey Norman admits Moses is certain to be targeted by a Tigers side with nothing to lose, but is confident his halves partner can rise above the emotion at ANZ Stadium.

“Absolutely he’ll be targeted, but he doesn’t need to get caught up in that. He just needs to stick to our game plan and worry about his own football,” Norman told AAP on Monday.

“Everything will be fine. It’s another game and the way he’s been playing, it’s been good anyway.

“We’re coming up against a desperate Tigers team that don’t have too much to lose so I’m expecting them to throw everything at us.”

Norman praised Moses for what has been a high-pressure opening two months as an Eel, helping them claim five wins from his seven games to move into the top eight.

Norman was impressed by Moses’ composure amid much fanfare.

“To be honest, it didn’t look like he was fazed by all that at all. He came here and we let him know that we wanted him here and had full belief in him,” Norman said.

“I think that’s all you’ve got to worry about – you can’t worry about too much outside noise..”

Moses enjoyed arguably his best moment so far as an Eel when he dramatically landed a golden-point field goal against Canterbury before last week’s bye.

Norman said he was all too happy for Moses to be the go-to man in the clutch.

“He wanted it and he stepped up and took it. I got an awful field goal record anyway. It was good that he took it. He stepped up and he took it,” Norman said.

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