Talented young centre Moses Suli is in a 'happy place' ahead of his club debut for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles on Sunday.
That's the view of Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles Coach Stephen Hales who has seen first hand what Suli the player, and person, has delivered since joining the Sea Eagles in March after being released by the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.
The 19-year-old has played 16 NRL matches after making his first grade debut for the Wests Tigers in 2017.
A fresh start on the Northern Beaches and the support of good friends, and new team-mates, in Manase Fanu and Tevita Funa has seen Suli drop weight as he gets his career back on track.
Suli has impressed in his three games for the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles in the Intrust Super Premiership, including scoring a superb individual try in the win over Wyong Roos.
Hales said it was good to see Suli settled again as he prepares for his Manly debut against the Sydney Roosters at Allianz Stadium.
A happy Moses Suli is a quality footballer, and a good person to have around the placeSteven Hales
"He has really warmed to the good culture that Trent and the boys have here at Manly. He is just so happy.
"Moses is a very relaxed character who doesn't get stressed. He loves his mates and you can see some of the senior boys in Martin Taupau and Akuila Uate have taken him under their wing.
"He has really enjoyed that and adapted well to life here at the Sea Eagles."
Hales believes Suli will make the most of the lifeline handed to him by the Sea Eagles.
"When it comes to football, he is an intelligent person Moses. He is under no illusion that there weren't too many more chances. You don't get that many in first grade,'' Hales said.
"Moses wants to really make a good fist of it here at Manly.
"I've known Moses since he was 12 or 13 years old. When Moses is enjoying something, you get all of Moses. And when you get all of Moses, he is a pretty handy acquisition to have at your club.
"And that's what's happened here. Trent and the boys have welcomed him with open arms. It is an environment that he has really enjoyed and flourished in.
"The try he scored against Wyong was just typical Moses. He beat four players to the line and three of them have played NRL. That is just someone saying 'give me the ball, I'm going to score here'.
"Moses can do that. He is a talented footballer and there is a reason why there has been plenty of hype around him.
"He looks to be in the best shape he has been in for a long time. Moses looks ready and raring to go again in the NRL."