Sharks utility back finds a new home in Townsville

Opportunity was few and far between for Cronulla Sharks utility back Matthew Wright last season and with the club strengthening their back-line stocks, Wright has opted to make the move North to Townsville.

Matt Wright

Signing a 1-year deal with the North Queensland Cowboys, Wright will begin training with his new side immediately.

“It’s been a really quick process,” Wright said

“The Cowboys had a vacancy to fill and I’m happy they’ve chosen me so I continue my career up here.

“I already know a couple of the boys and I’m looking forward to meeting the rest of them this afternoon before training.”

Representing the Junior Kangaroos back in 2010, Wright is not a total stranger to the club and is well acquainted with Tariq Sims and Cameron King, also members of the 2010 squad.

Making his debut in 2009 and playing in 62 games to date – at fullback, centre and wing – Wright was also a member of the Sharks team that took out the NSW Cup in 2013.

With depth needed in the backs given the recent departure of Ash Graham and the sacking of Wayne Ulugia, teh signing of Wright is one the club is pleased to have made.

“We think Matthew is going to add significantly to our depth in the outside backs,” said North Queensland’s General Manager of Football, Peter Parr

“He’s a good young footballer looking for an opportunity and he should fit in well here at the Cowboys.”

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