SEASON REVIEW: Gideon Gela-Mosby
Torres Strait product Gela-Mosby came to national attention in 2015 when the speedy youngster smashed the long-standing single-season try-scoring record for the National Youth Competition while playing for the Cowboy’s Under-20s team.
The slick winger’s record of 39 tries will never be broken given the NYC has been disbanded, but Gela-Mosby has continued to impress with star turns at the 2016 and 2017 Auckland Nines tournaments.
This year was the 20-year-old’s first season in the main NRL squad and – as one of seven NRL debutantes blooded by head coach Paul Green – Gela-Mosby played his first game of top-flight rugby league in a Round 4 win over the Titans, scoring on debut.
He would go on to play the next three games as injury cover for Antonio Winterstein (broken arm), scoring three tries from four games in a bright start to his NRL career.
Average run metres: 101
Tackle breaks: 16
Line breaks: 3
Off the field: Agreed to a two-year contraction extension, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2019 season.