29th October 2018


Giants make significant addition ahead of 2019 season

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Huddersfield Giants are delighted to reveal the signing of Matthew Frawley on a two-year contract from NRL side Canterbury Bulldogs.

23-year-old Frawley has made over 30 NRL appearances and is the latest player to join Simon Woolford’s side ahead of the new season.

Simon Woolford commented: “I’ve known him for a while now, he came up through the junior grades with Canberra as a half/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.

“It’s going to be great working alongside him again, I’ve known him for a long time at the juniors with Canberra, I’ve kept a keen interest on him and his development. He got to play some good footy at the top grade and he’s certainly shown that he can cut the mustard at NRL level, so we see no reason why he can’t come over here and be a dominant player for us.

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

Matthew 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’s coach at the Raiders when I was in the 20’s 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.”


Adults 2019 Season Cards are available for an amazing £139, Under 19s are only £60 including away matches and Under 12s Season Cards are just £75 with the price including a 2019 Giants home replica shirt and away matches! Home games are completely FREE for under 5's.

There are some important dates to remember! Supporters have until midday on Saturday 8th December to purchase their 2019 Huddersfield Giants Season Card and take advantage of the incredible packages on offer.

2018 Huddersfield Giants Season Card holders have until Friday 2nd November at 5pm to renew their reserved seat. After this date all reserved seats will be released for general sale, so act now by renewing your Season Card and securing your seat!



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