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Warriors star Ben Matulino has been in great form playing in the back row under new coach Andrew McFadden.

It is a feat that has him causing nightmares for bookies all over the country, and on the verge of losing his membership to the big-boppers club at the Warriors.

But Ben Matulino is loving every minute of it.

The first try scorer in all three of his last games, Matulino, who coming into 2014 had only nine tries in 132 NRL appearances, has been the main beneficiary of some newly introduced set plays under coach Andrew McFadden.

 "Ever since I got pushed on to the edge the move that we have been practicing for the last three weeks has worked," Matulino said in explanation to his try-scoring purple patch.

"We brought it in when we first played the Bulldogs at Eden Park [in Round 6] and found some joy with it. 

"I am not too sure if it will work this weekend, I think the Knights will have done their homework so we might put it in the back pocket, but it would be good to get another try this weekend."

Since McFadden took over as head coach, Matulino has been used predominantly as a second-rower, and the try-scoring is just part of an overall improvement in his game.

In nine games this year the 25-year-old is averaging 11 runs for 99 metres.

"I don't know whether it's long-term, but right now he is doing a job for us there," McFadden said.

"It is a good thing that he can be probably the best front-rower in the world and is also doing a good job on the edge there."

Matulino is being allowed to express himself through the creative play which was a feature of his time coming through the Junior Warriors.

So far this year he has broken the line on four occasions and come up with 21 offloads.

"He is obviously a big and powerful guy, but he is not just that, he has a huge amount of skill and awareness and I just want to put him in situations where he can actually use that," McFadden said.

While the front-row remains his position of preference, Matulino is happy to play wherever he is needed if it means the team is winning.

"I am enjoying my football on the edge, especially with that move that is going down.

"With the structures that we have got in place it make it a lot easier transitioning, because it is pretty similar on the edge as to what it is in the middle in terms of defence.

"I have also got Simon (Mannering) out there telling me who I have got on defence.

"I have probably played a lot more minutes than I have in previous years, usually I crack around 40 minutes, and it is good to be on the field for a bit longer.

"It is a lot different in the middle in terms of the speed of the game."

Since his debut back in 2008, Matulino has been one of the most consistent and durable performers for the Warriors.

In the last four seasons Matulino, who was the first ever National Youth Competition graduate to appear in 100 first-grade matches, has missed just four of 87 games, and is nine games off reaching the 150 milestone in the NRL.

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