Matt Dufty reveals Jai Field ‘talks’ as he confirms new Super League club

Matt Dufty will be heading to Super League immediately as the fullback broke his silence for the first time.

The former St George Illawarra Dragons fullback and current Canterbury Bulldogs man has revealed that it will be the Warrington Wolves where he will hang his hat for the remainder of 2022 and beyond.

And, Dufty has told the Sydney Morning Herald about his hardships whilst in the NRL and how different coaches have treated him.

You either really love me or really hate me, there’s no in between,” Matt Dufty told the Herald on Thursday night.

“It’s been like that my whole life. It was the same with players I played with and coaches as well. Some coaches adored me, guys like Ben Hornby, Shane Flanagan, ‘Baz’ [Trent Barrett], while everyone knows the story with other coaches.

“You try not to read the comments but it’s hard. I haven’t thought about whether I’ll be back in the NRL. I tend to play my best footy when I just go out and play that free style of footy.”

For Dufty, it’s all about enjoying himself at Warrington, but he is eager to be talked about in the same vein as Wigan Warriors star Jai Field, who has been a revelation in 2022.

“My goal is to be the best player I can be for Warrington. I also want to be a Man of Steel contender. I talk with Jai Field a lot, he’s been one of my best mates since [under] twenties, and to see what he’s doing with Wigan, it gets me excited to go over there and play. “I texted him and said, ‘I’ll see you in a few weeks’.”

Dufty joins Josh McGuire in being announced as Warrington signings on back to back days, joining Thomas Mikaele, Sam Kasiano, Paul Vaughan, Gil Dudson and Matty Nicholson as confirmed signings for 2022 and beyond.

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