Cowboys utility back signs new 2-year deal

Matthew Wright

Moving to Townsville in search of greener pastures has paid dividends for Matthew Wright, with the utility back re-signing at the club for a further two years.

Wright, who was previously at the Cronulla Sharks, has played in 71 NRL games to date and a test for Samoa.

Making an adjustment to a new side that is out of your comfort zone is never easy but the club have been impressed with the relative smooth transition Wright has made into their system.

“We’ve been really happy with how Matthew has fitted in with us since coming here at the start of the year,” Cowboys general manager – football Peter Parr said.

“He missed the majority of our pre-season but still managed to earn his way into the run-on 13 not long into the competition.

“He’s capable of playing a number of different positions and has added significantly to our squad.

“We expect he is going to continue to develop as a player and continue to be an asset for our backline.”

As for Wright himself, he is thankful to the Cowboys for firstly giving him the opportunity to sign in the first place and for the faith to now re-sign him.

“I’m really grateful for the opportunity the Cowboys gave me earlier this year and the faith they’ve shown in me by extending my contract for another two years,” Wright said.

“I could never have imagined I’d be in this position six month ago.”

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