Wright rumbles back to Thunder

Newcastle Thunder have been handed a major boost ahead of their promotion push after retaining the services of Samoan international back Matthew Wright (pictured).
The 29-year-old moved to Kingston Park in June from Intrust Super Cup side Central Queensland Capras and went on to score eight tries in six appearances for Thunder.
“Matty was excellent us for last season,” said Thunder coach Simon Finnigan.
“He came mid-way through the year but was fantastic on the field. He’s a quality player and it was great that we were able to get him involved. But also, off the field, he was a great guy for the group and fitted in really well.
“He’s a strike weapon on the field for us and it’s great we’ve been able to get him back.
“He has been waiting for his visa so has missed most of pre-season, but he knows enough about us and we know enough about him that he will slot back in pretty well.
“To be fair we didn’t know much about each other when he came last year but he fitted in pretty quickly and played within five days of arriving.
“So he’ll get off the plane and be ready to play. He’s been keeping himself fit, so he will be able to hit the ground running.”