Living well is the best revenge – but in Wests Tigers’ case it’s getting two points.
The Tigers will on Sunday week confront turncoat Mitchell Moses for the first time when they meet Parramatta at ANZ Stadium.
The two clubs on Monday came together to hype up the game for which both sides will support youth suicide prevention charity Stay Kind.
And while the playmaker’s mid-season defection to the Eels went down like a lead balloon with the Tigers faithful, the playing group insist they’ve moved on.
But that doesn’t mean they’re not out to get one up on him.
“We’re hoping to win the game and if when winning the game means we can get him then it’s two birds with one stone,” captain Chris Lawrence said.
“He’s been an integral part of the Eels side for the last few weeks and playing some good footy. We knew how talented he is. We’ll definitely have to nullify him.”
Lawrence admitted the opening exchanges would be strange, running up against one of his good mates in different colours, but players changing clubs was a part of the fabric of the modern game.
“We’re all still good mates with Mitch,” Lawrence said.
“We weren’t in on the conversations he and his manager had with the club so we can’t speculate.
“He’s moved on to a new club and we’ve moved on.”