Having found the club that has welcomed him, it is no surprise that Will Matthews has re-signed with the St George Illawarra Dragons for a further two seasons.
Given more opportunity in light of some injuries, Matthews’ form was good enough to cement a first-grade spot.
Still only 27, it was prior to the start of the 2012 season that saw Matthews join the Dragons side and to date, he has played in a total of 65 NRL games.
Matthews, the Kyogle Turkeys junior, is versatile and can play across the forward pack, and was recently named in the NSW Cup representative side.
â€œI am very happy to be able to continue representing the Dragons and am focused now on playing to the best of my ability under Head Coach Paul McGregor,â€ said Matthews.
â€œIt was an easy decision for me to make given my family and I are very settled in the area and for myself being able to play alongside quality players here at the Club.â€
Just as pleased with the decision by Matthews is the Dragons Director of Recruitment and Retention Peter Mulholland.
â€œIt is great news that Will has decided to continue his stay and this is a real sign of confidence for what Paul McGregor is building here at the Club,â€ said Mulholland.
â€œWill is a versatile player who has a very strong work ethic which is reflected in the way he both conducts himself during training as well as on the field when representing the Dragons.â€