‘I can’t do this’: Eels halfback Mitchell Moses fumes at diaper reveal

Eels halfback and father-of-one Mitchell Moses has revealed he has only changed his 11-month-old daughter Aspyn's diaper once since she was born last year.

Moses is likely to sit out the remainder of the season after sustaining a fractured eye socket in Round 24 in the Eels' loss to the Broncos.

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While it's the end of a bad season for Parramatta, who mathematically has the slimmest chance of making it to the finals the year after making it to the grand finals, Moses has had a strong season.

Moses added his second and third State of Origin games of his career, replacing Nathan Cleary in the Blues' No. 7 jersey in the second and third games.

But while the 28-year-old may be happy to face off against massive forwards who target him every week in the heat of the State of Origin battle, or against the cauldron of Suncorp Stadium, Moses revealed he's got the dirty diapers avoids.

Speaking of Triple M's Saturday ScrumFormer Panthers Premiership winner and Blues star Ryan Girdler said: “Are you at least changing your diapers?”

“No, I have no belts,” Moses admitted.

Girdler: “Come on, roll up your sleeves, brother, you're missing something.”

Moses: “I can't do it. I can't do it, Girds.”

Girdler: “Buddy, of course you can.”

Moses: “I did one when she (Aspyn) was born because the nurse sort of came in and made me do it so I felt like I had to do it, but that was the only time.” Like me already said my wife has everything under control, she is very good. I am very lucky to have her.”

While his partner Bri Gardoni's praise may have earned him some extra points, Tony Squires interjected, “The more you say that, the less impressive it sounds.”

Moses finished, “I'm very lucky to have her.”

To be honest, Bri sounds like a keeper because, as most parents know, diapers are flying off the shelves like hot cakes.

It has been nearly a year since Aspyn was born after Moses missed her birth to attend last year's Eels interim finals win over the North Queensland Cowboys.

Moses first met his daughter through FaceTime.

But while Moses made a big appeal to his team, he recalls his partner wasn't as impressed.

“She was a little dirty at first when she came in and said that's how it's going to happen,” Moses recalls.

“But she understood. She supported me in everything.

“But I have a family now — this is all for them.”

Moses signed a contract worth more than $1 million per season earlier this year.

However, he will be able to spend a lot of time with his young family now that the eels season is almost over.

The Eels can mathematically reach the final but it would take many unlikely results to go their way and Parramatta would need a massive win over Penrith to even the side's points difference before the bye in the last round.

And they'll have to make it without Moses, who underwent surgery last week for a broken eye socket.

Moses told Triple M Footy that a lot went wrong for the Eels to fall from the big finalists in 2022 to the followers in 2023.

“Every time we're in that position, it's annoying – you always want to be there at the end of the season and play the final round,” Moses said.

“It doesn't look like we'll make it to the end of this year.

“We imposed it on ourselves, I think. Some stupid suspensions cost us that we could probably have better control which cost us a few games.

“There are some good players out there all year round. Shaun Lane, we were a bit short on backrowers at the beginning of the year and also Shaun Lane has only played three games for us this year.

“We seem to be tracking each other all year round.”

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