Huddersfield bring in Canterbury ace Matt Frawley

Huddersfield have signed half-back Matt Frawley on a two-year deal from Canterbury.

The 23-year-old has made over 30 appearances in the NRL since making his debut in 2017.

Frawley’s preferred position is at half-back but he can also play at hooker. He is Huddersfield’s latest signing for 2019.

On securing the services of Frawley, Giants’ coach Simon Woolford said: “I’ve known him for a while now, he came up through the junior grades with Canberra as a half or hooker, he’s really developed nicely at the Bulldogs and we see him as a good fit to our team.

“He’s got a good kicking game, he’s a competitor and we feel that with the way we play he can add a lot of value to our team. We’re really happy we’ve been able to secure him for the next couple of years.

“He’s still only young so he’s got some things to learn but we feel we can mould him into our team nicely and he will do a really good job. He’s a good organiser with a good kicking game, particularly short kicking game, defensively he’s pretty solid too and that’s what we need, someone who can take control of the game and he certainly can do that.

“The fans can be excited, it’s always exciting when new players come in and it’s a position we’ve needed to fill.”

On his switch to Super League, Frawley commented: “I’m really excited about this opportunity, I’ve kept an eye on Super League over the years and have always had an interest.

“I’m not sure what to expect but I’ve spoken with other players that have made the move to Super League and they’ve said that fans are extremely passionate about their teams and that there’s a great atmosphere at every game which I’m really excited about.

“Simon was the hooker coach at the Raiders when I was in the Under-20s so I worked with him then. We’re both from Canberra so we’ve got something in common there and I’m really looking forward to working with him and developing my game under him. When the opportunity came up to play for him at the Giants I jumped at it straight away, he came to the Club last year and did a good job so hopefully we can carry that on and have some success.

“I’ve got a lot to thank Canberra and Canterbury for and I’m looking forward to getting started with Huddersfield now.”