Gorden Tallis leaves his TV co-hosts baffled as he compares Mitchell Moses to a COCKTAIL in bizarre rant while insisting the Eels half is worth nowhere near $1million a year
- Tallis rant leaves co-hosts baffled
- Compared Moses to a cocktail
- The NRL legend slammed his offers
NRL legend Gorden Tallis has produced one of the most bizarre scenarios in recent memory, comparing Eels star Mitchell Moses’ quest for more money to buying a lady a cocktail.
The Broncos great turned media personality left his NRL360 co-hosts baffled as he launched into a bizarre comparison of Moses’ chase for the big bucks in his next contract.
Moses is locked in a battle with the Eels, and Tigers, with his club’s offer not enough to get business done as of yet.
Parramatta have offered the halfback a reported $1.25million per year over four years. That’s dwarfed by the Tigers – who he played for from 2014 to 2017 – who reportedly offered the star $2million more than the Eels over five years.
Tallis is adamant a halfback with just one solitary State of Origin to his name and no premiership is worthy of anything even remotely close to it.
NRL legend Gorden Tallis has left his NRL360 co-hosts bemused by comparing Eels star Mitchell Moses seeking more money to a cocktail
Mitchell Moses is seen arguing with the referee in Parramatta’s loss to Manly last round. Tallis says there is no way he is worth the huge offers he is getting
Problem is, no one could understand his reasoning why.
‘Part of me is with Parramatta. Put it in a relationship (context), you buy a lady a drink and she goes around and shops around and sees what other cocktails she can get… you might drink it yourself,’ Tallis said on Fox League’s NRL360 program.
‘I’m just saying Parramatta could pull the deal away. He’s bought an amazing, beautiful drink, and she’s gone to shop around to see if she can get another drink. And you’re thinking, I may as well drink it myself.’
It left co-hosts Geoff Toovey, Braith Anasta and Paul Kent with bemused looks on their faces as they wondered what on earth he meant.
Tallis explained he didn’t believe Moses was worth the huge dollars being thrown at him because he wasn’t his counterpart at Penrith, Nathan Cleary.
Mitchell Moses, pictured with partner Bri Gardoni, is being offered $7million by the Wests Tigers to switch clubs
A dejected Moses looks on after Parra were smashed in the 2022 grand final by Penrith
‘He hasn’t won – and that’s a winner’s cheque,’ he said.
‘That’s a (Nathan) Cleary cheque, that’s a State of Origin player. He had a chance to win a grand final (and didn’t).
‘If you look at (Allan) Langer and all those great halfbacks that got that money, that are in that realm, they were winners. They were playing Origin and getting the job done.
‘This is not a knock on him but the money that he’s asking – you have to get the job done in the first three weeks. That’s really good money.’
Tallis’ roast of Moses didn’t end there, either.
Gorden Tallis, pictured with partner Jemma Elder, is stunned Moses is worth anywhere near $1million
The 214-game forward and three-time premiership winner then took aim at Moses for letting the contract saga drag out by not addressing it head-on in the media.
‘The player is the boss, you’re the one that pays your manager,’ Tallis said.
‘I think Mitchell needs to stand up (and act) otherwise it’s going to be the headline until it goes away.’
But Manly legend Toovey batted away this argument, saying players were justified to seek as much as they could get in the burgeoning market.
‘I don’t know why managers aren’t in front of the media, why aren’t they answering these questions,’ Toovey saidI don’t like it but a player is worth whatever he can get.’
Moses and his teammates will look to rebound after a horror 0-3 start in a grand final re-match against the Panthers on Thursday night.
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