SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 19: Matt Frawley of the Bulldogs passes during the round 23 NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the New Zealand Warriors at ANZ Stadium on August 19, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Canterbury five-eighth Matt Frawley is currently considering his options for the 2019 season, given his Bulldogs contract runs out at the end of the season.

With the Bulldogs loaded in the halves department and Newcastle No. 6 Jack Cogger joining the club next season, it seems unlikely the 23-year-old remains at Belmore next season.

According to, Frawley’s manager is communicating with a number of NRL clubs, and Frawley himself said he’d rather exhaust all his options in Australia before heading overseas to play.

“Ideally I probably would’ve liked to have it sorted a little bit earlier than now but a few things are happening so it will be sorted in the next couple of weeks,” Frawley told

“You have to assess all your options as there’s plenty of competition here (at Canterbury) for spots in the halves.

“[My manager] has had discussions with different clubs and here.

“Obviously my first choice is to stay in Australia but if an opportunity come up elsewhere then I’d have to assess it. I’m still pretty young and I see myself as a player that could play in the NRL.”

Frawley played 18 NRL games during his first season at the Dogs in 2017, and has backed it up with 11 games this season.


  1. Crawley isn’t bad, he’s got plenty of potential to be a great half. I think he needs to go to a club and play second grade footy but also learn from a great half. JT will still be at the Cowboys next season but now as coaching staff…So cows might be good for him or the Chooks where he can learn off Cronk.

  2. Frawley is in that Lichaa trap of a player. Plays 3 good games and fall in the trap of he could be consistent Sign him for 2 years.

    Frawley is a fringe first grader at best. His dummy and go can be so predictable at times. Lewis is making him look good atm

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