Jackson joined the Vodafone Warriors from the Sydney Roosters' system after the 2018 season but his progress was hindered by injuries in his first two seasons with the club.
Not least was a heartbreaking ACL injury in the Vodafone Warriors' trial against Melbourne in Palmerston North last year which ended his campaign.
Initially joining the club on a development contract, he was subsequently upgraded to a full NRL contract after impressing throughout his first off season in Auckland in 2018-2019.
A foot injury delayed his club debut until the seventh round of the Canterbury Cup in 2019 when he was used off the bench for the side's clash against the Bulldogs. A first-season highlight was his first try for the club - running 30 metres to go over between the posts - in a 28-12 win over Newcastle.
While the Vodafone Warriors were stationed on the Central Coast last year, Jackson recovered from knee surgery in New Zealand before continuing his rehab with the squad later in the season.
Back on deck for preseason training for the 2021 campaign, he linked up with the Australian-based contingent in Kiama before joining the full squad in Terrigal in the New Year.
He started the season as regular for the Vodafone Warriors' feeder club Redcliffe in Queensland's Intrust Super Cup competition, helping the Dolphins to fourth on the ladder before a new Covid-19 outbreak forced a postponement of the premiership in July. By that point, Frei had made 10 appearances for the Dolphins, averaging 104 metres and 25 tackles a game.
Educated at Wavell State High School in Brisbane, Frei's journey to the NRL took on real shape when he joined the Sydney Roosters, turning out for the club's SG Ball and NYC teams in 2016. He went on to make 34 appearances at under-20 level from 2016-2018, scoring 54 points from nine tries and nine goals. He was also moved up to the Intrust Super Premiership (now the Canterbury Cup) in 2018 for three appearances for the Roosters' feeder club the Wyong Roos.
As well as making his mark on the field, Jackson has been an outstanding contributor off it with his involvement in the Vodafone Warriors' community space. Outside rugby league, he is an accomplished golfer.
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2021 Season - By Round
|Round||Opponent||Score||Position||Minutes Played||Tries||Goals||Points||Try Assists||Linebreaks||Tackle Breaks||Post Contact Metres||Offloads||Receipts||Tackles Made||Missed Tackles||Total Running Metres||Hit Up Running Metres||Kick Return Metres|
|22||Bulldogs||Won||24 - 10||Prop||27||-||-||-||-||-||1||24||-||5||14||-||44||44||-|
|23||Broncos||Lost||24 - 22||Reserve||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
Career By Season
|Year||Played||Won||Lost||Drawn||Win %||Tries||Goals||Points||Tackle Breaks||Post Contact Metres||Offloads||Tackles Made||Missed Tackles||Total Running Metres||Average Running Metres||Kick Return Metres||Total Points||Average Points|
|Year Start||Year End||Played||Won||Lost||Drawn||Win %||Tries||Goals||Points||Tackle Breaks||Post Contact Metres||Offloads||Tackles Made||Missed Tackles||Total Running Metres||Average Running Metres||Kick Return Metres||Total Points||Average Points|