Matthew Wright scored two first-half tries for the Cowboys against the Bulldogs on Saturday night.

Sea Eagles sign Cowboys back

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles are pleased to announce the signing of exciting outside back Matthew Wright, effective immediately.

Wright has been released from his contract with the North Queensland Cowboys and will join the Sea Eagles this weekend. He has made 96 appearances in the NRL.

The former Cronulla Sharks and North Queensland player has signed with the Sea Eagles for the next three years.

Coach Trent Barrett said Wright will be a great asset to the team.

"Matthew is a quality player who can easily play full-back, wing, centre, and five-eighth. When he became available, we didn’t hesitate to sign him," Barrett said.

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