Having left the NRL last season, Matt Dufty has uncovered the difficulties of the Australian media.
The previous NRL fullback left the NRL in the 2022 season after being allowed an early delivery from the Canterbury Bulldogs.
During his time in Australia, he played 94 games across 6 seasons with the Dragons and Bulldogs. Be that as it may, toward the finish of his stretch at the two clubs, he was dependent upon analysis by the media.
It started in 2021 when the Dragons informed Dufty that his administration would, as of now, not be needed. Dufty’s mentality on-field was frequently pointed at by areas of the media as an issue, and his conflicting exhibitions in the Red V, despite his conspicuous ability, eventually saw him leave for Canterbury.
Things could have worked on an extraordinary arrangement at the striving Bulldogs.
Talking on the Channel 4 transmission of Steph’s Stuffed Lunch, Matt Dufty uncovered the impacts of the Australian media.
“In Australia, the NRL resembles the Premier League; it’s the greatest game, particularly on the east coast, and the media is truly noticeable,” he said.
“You have one awful game, and you’re in the media, and for my purposes, I didn’t exactly understand it yet; my mum, my father, (and) my sweetheart all understood that, and they’re calling me yet it would influence them which would influence me.”
In a similar meeting, Dufty unveiled the challenges of being sidelined with wounds and their impact on his psychological well-being.
“Recuperating from a physical issue is most likely intellectually quite possibly of the hardest thing you need to do in the game, and we’re fortunate that we have physios and individuals who care about us.”
“I had a facial break in a game, I broke my cheekbone, and that was hard because it was a pre-season preliminary. The season hadn’t begun at this point, we were a multi-week from the beginning of the year, and I got hindered for a month, which truly harmed me.
“The recuperation is quite hard, too, because you can run and lift loads; there’s very little you can’t do.”
Dufty, who presently plays for the Warrington Wolves, scored five attempts in his initial 6 games for the English outfit last year and is leased at the club for another two seasons.