The right move for Wright
Oh so close...Matthew Wright scores against Brisbane but the try was disallowed on a forward pass call.
Sea Eagles winger Matthew Wright has opened up about what it is like to switch clubs mid-season after making the 2068km journey from Townsville to Narrabeen three weeks ago.
The difficulty faced by players switching between teams after the competition has started was highlighted last when hooker Nathan Peats was joined Gold Coast after being forced out of the embattled Parramatta Eels so they could get under the salary cap.
When Wright became available it was timely for the Sea Eagles and coach Trent Barrett didn’t hesitate to sign him.
In a bizarre twist, Wright made his debut for Manly against his former club the North Queensland Cowboys after just one training run.
“It is pretty difficult, trying to get all your stuff ready and go where you need to go,” Wright admitted
“Certainly it is part of your job,” he said.
And he is still adjusting to the new team environment in which he finds himself.
“I am still learning but I’m, slowly getting there,” he said.
“It’s just the calls that I still need to learn.”
But Wright, who has settled into his new home near the beach at Collaroy knows he has made the right move.
“I’m glad to be here especially under Baz (coach Trent Barrett),” he said.