Mitchell Moses under fire from NRL fans after 'disgraceful' act

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Mitchell Moses, pictured here botching a certain try for the Eels against the Bulldogs.
Mitchell Moses botched a certain try for the Eels against the Bulldogs. Image: Fox Sports/Getty

Mitchell Moses has been called out by angry NRL fans after butchering a certain try against the Bulldogs with a lazy effort on Monday.

In the biggest boilover of the NRL season, the Bulldogs dominated arch-rivals Parramatta with their best performance in almost four years.

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Josh Addo-Carr sent a powerful message to NSW coach Brad Fittler after scoring a hat-trick to help Canterbury win 34-4 in an extraordinary upset.

Controversially dropped for the Origin series opener, Addo-Carr has now scored five tries in the two matches since his NSW axing became official.

And while it was all smiles for Bulldogs players and fans, the Eels were left shell-shocked.

Parramatta never showed up and were left searching for answers as the game slipped away from them.

With the result in doubt, Eels halfback Moses produced one of the all-time botched tries after having the ball slapped out of his hands by Matt Burton.

Moses made a break and looked certain to score under the posts, but inexplicably pulled up and started jogging towards the line.

Burton then swopped in and knocked the ball out of Moses' grasp as he was putting it down, saving the try and leaving Eels fans fuming.

"Moses needs a two week holiday for that. Disgraceful," tweeted Wide World of Sports producer Damien McCartney.

Journalist Alexander Grant wrote: "That Moses knock on just sums it all up. You should lose match payments for something like that."

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The story of the day was Addo-Carr, whose first hat-trick came two weeks out from Origin II in Perth.

He was replaced by Daniel Tupou for the series opener, but the Roosters winger's status for Game II also remains up in the air.

Doubts surround Tupou playing for NSW because he could make himself available for Tonga in the Pacific Test to be held 24 hours before Origin II.

Tupou had initially been picked in the series opener for his height, but his high-leaping opposite number Xavier Coates was injured in Queensland's win and won't play in Perth.

All of that could lead to Addo-Carr's recall, with the former Melbourne flyer doing everything to help his cause on Sunday.

Josh Addo-Carr and Matt Burton, pictured here in action for the Bulldogs against Parramatta.
Josh Addo-Carr and Matt Burton starred for the Bulldogs against Parramatta. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

He had Canterbury's first try when Burton hit him on the chest with a perfect cross-field kick early in the set in the eighth minute, allowing him to score untouched.

His speed and acceleration was also crucial in his next try, latching onto a Burton grubber early in the second half.

And his third try put the icing on the cake for the Bulldogs, collecting a Clint Gutherson pass and intercepting it to go 50 metres to score.

"I will always do the state proud if I am selected. But if not I will be supporting them all the way," Addo-Carr told ABC radio after the game.

with AAP

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