‘I never thought about quitting’: Moylan on path to injury redemption

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Matt Moylan never thought about retiring despite another frustrating year with a chronic hamstring problem as he looms as an option to replace Shaun Johnson in the opening games of next season.

The 29-year-old has been limited to 19 matches in the last two years with the Sharks, and his manager Allan Gainey has been told he is free to find another club.

Matt Moylan is an ambassador for Ronald McDonald House Charities Sydney.

Moylan's return looms as a pivotal one for coach John Morris, who is likely to be without New Zealand international Johnson for the opening months of the season.

Johnson ruptured his Achilles in the penultimate match of the regular season and is also a free agent given he's in the final year of his contract.

Moylan could be given first crack alongside Chad Townsend in the halves as long as he can stay healthy through summer, even working on his running technique with sprint guru Roger Fabri.

It's something I want to keep working on and hopefully it helps me string a few games together and play with some confidence

"I've been working on the mechanics of my running and technique," Moylan said.

"I felt like I was starting to move well after a few sessions with him.

"It's something I want to keep working on and hopefully it helps me string a few games together and play with some confidence.

"Obviously with Shaun being down there's an opportunity there for someone to play six. My focus at the moment is just trying to get the body right. If I can get that right then I'll worry about where I play after that. I've got to have that mindset."

Moylan visited Ronald McDonald House on the eve of McHappy Day, which last year raised $5.9 million for the charity.

The former Origin representative said he gets "an enormous amount of satisfaction" out of interacting with kids who have been diagnosed with a serious illness.

"We're trying to put a smile on their faces during a hard time," Moylan said. "It's a big time for the House and hopefully they can raise a lot of money [on the weekend]."

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