Matty Wright

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Newcastle Thunder will welcome back Samoan international Matthew Wright for the 2020 season.

Wright joined Newcastle mid-way through the 2019 season when he signed from Intrust Super Cup side Central Queensland Capras and made a huge impression with his athleticism and skill.

Scoring seven tries in as many appearances he also proved himself as an adept kicker with nine goals and enjoyed an 85% win ratio, featuring in the victories against Workington, Hunslet, Skolars, North Wales and Keighley.

Capped seven times for his country, Wright brings over 100 games worth of NRL experience through stints with Cronulla Sharks, North Queensland Cowboys and Manly Sea Eagles.

Born in Auckland; Wright was selected to play for the Australian Schoolboys in 2008 and progressed through the Penrith Panthers junior systems where an impressive showing for the club’s NYC team earned him his first three year contact with the Sharks.

Standing at 6ft 4in and weighing in at 15st, Wright it adept in a range of positions across the park and will provide Thunder with options at fullback, wing, centre and hooker.