He re-joined the Canberra Raiders some years ago and has been a solid depth player for them but new pastures await Matt Frawley after he signed with the Leeds Rhinos.

Frawley signs with Leeds on a two-year deal having had NRL stints with the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Raiders.

It is not Frawley’s first foray to England, with the utility having previously played for Huddersfield.

But his return to England is one that he looks forward to even if he will miss the Raiders as an organisation.

“Canberra is my home and I’ve loved every minute of being back in Canberra and playing for the Raiders and I want to thank the club for giving me a chance to come back home and play here,” Frawley said.

“I’ve been given the opportunity to head back to the Super League on a two-year deal and I’ll be finishing up with the Raiders at the end of the season.”

Frawley is pleased to join Leeds and will link up once again with former Bulldogs teammate Rhyse Martin who is already at the club.

“I am really excited to join Leeds and to have the opportunity to come over to the UK, ” Frawley continued.

I know I am joining a club that has big expectations for success and that is something that I am looking forward to being part of.

I think the year I had in England when I was younger will be a massive advantage for me this time around as I know the country, the competition and what to expect and I want to pick up where I left off then.”

With the signing now official, Frawley is excited to work under Leeds coach Rohan Smith and help the youngsters the club has at the club now that he is seen as a veteran.

“I am an experienced player now and an organising half and I know that is what Rohan is looking for, to get our team around the park,” Frawley said.

“I know the club has a crop of exciting young players and I want to help those guys come through as well as my own goals for my time at the club.”

It was the desire and experience of Frawley that stood out to Smith in his decision to sign the veteran half.

“Matt’s desire to come to the Super League competition really resonated with me. His game has matured and developed a lot over the last four years,” Smith said.

“He is an organiser and wants to be part of our journey; he had done his homework on our team before we spoke and it was impressive to hear what he wants to bring to our group.”

By ricky

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.