Moses Suli

Why Manly has given third chance Moses Suli an NRL lifeline

A confronting reality for a kid who’s still only 19.

Moses Suli is expected to front for training on Monday as he restarts his career with Manly.

The troubled teen has agreed to a bottom dollar one-year-deal.

It was an easy offer for the Sea Eagles to make.

Just like Canterbury, the Sea Eagles are well aware of his past and the challenges they may face, but they didn’t hesitate in offering the NRL lifeline.

Why? Because a usually reserved and shy Suli is on his last legs and joining a team filled with his closest friends.

Sacked $1.3 million teen Moses Suli agrees terms to join Manly Sea Eagles, his third club in a month

The terms of the deal, which was sealed late Friday night, weren’t disclosed but Suli is expected to start training with his new Sea Eagles teammates on Monday.

Suli was sacked by the Bulldogs on Wednesday after a nightmare stint at Belmore that was marked by laziness and a lack of desire to put in for his massive contract.

Suli and his manager were spotted with Manly officials at Narrabeen on Thursday morning to discuss an NRL lifeline.

Suli failed to respond to Bulldogs warnings

This isn’t your typical rugby league bad boy story. Suli never breached the NRL’s code of conduct. There was no wild bender. No off-field misdemeanour. He’s a good kid.

But to put it simply, his heart just wasn’t in it. He lacked the desire to uphold standards required to play in the NRL and now finds himself on the brink of being lost to the game for good despite enormous talent.

When he was sent packing from the Wests Tigers just a month ago, the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs did their due diligence. They had heard the stories.