In a big boost for the club as they look ahead to the 2019 season; the Central Queensland Capras have announced they have signed former Manly Sea Eagles player Matthew Wright to join the club.
The Samoan international is an experienced outside back, having played 143 NRL games since making his debut as an 18-year old for the Cronulla Sharks in 2009. He also spent a number of seasons with the North Queensland Cowboys and Manly Sea Eagles.
The 27-year-old has also played seven international games for Samoa, and was selected for the NRL All Stars in 2016.
Born in Auckland; Wright is no stranger to Intrust Super Cup, having previously played for Mackay Cutters during his time at the Cowboys.
Between Wright and Dave Taylor, the new-look Capras will boast more than 300 NRL games worth of experience in their line-up next season.
Under the guidance of new coach David Faiumu, in 2019 the Capras will be looking to bounce back to form after a disappointing season in 2018 saw them finish the regular season in 13th spot on the Intrust Super Cup ladder.
In other signings news, the Capras have also recently announced the re-signing of Jack Madden, Bill Cullen and outstanding performer Jamie Hill for the 2019 season.
Wright will also spend time working as a Community Engagement Officer for Schwarz Excavations; one of the club’s main sponsors.
Matthew Wright NRL Statistics:
- Number of Games: 143
- Cronulla Sharks (2009-2013): 62
- North Queensland Cowboys (2014-2015): 34
- Manly Sea Eagles (2016-2018): 47
- Tries: 42
- Goals: 49
- Goal Kicking Percentage: 72%
- Win Percentage: 43%