Matt Frawley will play his ninth consecutive first grade game on Sunday afternoon when the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs host the Penrith Panthers at ANZ Stadium.
It will be the third time the 22-year old has started in the halves with Moses Mbye and although Frawley continues to face challenges throughout the early stages of his career, he admits he is still adjusting to the NRL and realises each game is a learning curve.
“I had a pretty good start and I was really happy with my first few games. The last couple of games have been a challenge for me. I have done some good things and done some things that I definitely want to work on. The biggest thing to me is just learning week to week and playing first grade. It’s a new challenge for me, but I’m just trying to improve,” said Frawley.
The family-friendly Sunday afternoon time slot means you can bring the whole clan to the clash, so come get behind your team as they fight it out for bragging rights.
Frawley has contributed a total of two tries, two try assists, 226 run metres and two line-breaks for the club throughout the season. With a positive start to his career, he is hopeful of remaining consistent and making the most of his opportunity in the starting line-up.
“I’m just trying to play consistent footy, which is the hardest thing coming in to first grade and you need to back it up week to week. I’m still really loving my time and trying to cement my spot,” added Frawley.
Frawley and his teammates will be looking to end a three game losing streak when the Bulldogs take to the field on Sunday afternoon and he admits taking more control will be a focus for him personally.
“I need to control the game more. Last weekend, we had our chances and we should’ve won the game after being on top for 70 minutes. These are areas in my game that I am continuing to work on,” Frawley said.