Moses has shown he's ready for NSW: Arthur

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Parramatta coach Brad Arthur knows Mitchell Moses is Origin ready if selected by NSW from his mature displays in the NRL for the Eels.

Moses is one of a handful of contenders to replace injured Blues halfback Nathan Cleary for game three against Queensland on July 14 along with more-experienced options such as Jack Wighton, Adam Reynolds and Newcastle's Mitchell Pearce.

Moses is the only one of those four yet to play for his state but Arthur says the 26-year-old won't let NSW down as they chase a first Origin series sweep over the Maroons since 2000.

The Eels' half has a great chance to press his claims in Friday's clash with high-flying Penrith, although Arthur doesn't think Moses' Origin chances should hinge on one game.

"For me it's not an audition for Mitchell on Friday night," Arthur said.

"He's playing for the Parramatta Eels and he's got a job to do for us. It doesn't change and it hasn't changed for him since round one.

"That's the reason why I would say he's ready. He's matured."

Since debuting as a highly-touted teenager at Wests Tigers in 2014, Moses' career has been one of fits and starts.

Despite making a mid-season switch to Parramatta in 2017, Moses was told he could leave the Eels at the end of the 2018 campaign.

Staying has however paid dividends, with Moses winning the 2019 Dally M halfback of the year and earlier this season signing a new deal keeping him at the club until the end of 2024.

Arthur says Moses' consistency and form has a lot to do simply with growing up.

"Halves have got a lot of pressure on them from a very early age ... it's a tough position," Arthur said.

"They've got full control of their team, full ownership of the team, full accountability and it takes time.

"You need to be patient with those guys and Mitch has learned a lot along the way through getting a lot of things wrong.

"He knows what works for him and what doesn't. He's found the balance."

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