AFTER the longest rugby league season of his life, Tyson Frizell could be excused for wanting to put his feet up and relax.
Instead the incoming Newcastle Knight has a to-do list that must seem never-ending.
Finding a house, packing boxes, organising the removalists, Christmas shopping ... all of which appear likely to keep him occupied up until he links with the Knights in the new year to kick off pre-season training.
But first and foremost, the explosive NSW back-rower has a State of Origin series decider to win against Queenslan at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday night.
"There's a lot to organise before we move, but obviously it's all on hold until after the series," he said.
"I haven't had a lot of time to think about it. We've pretty much gone from one [NRL] bubble into another [Origin]."
Frizell said he and wife Samantha had spent "a couple of days" in Newcastle after the Dragons' season ended, trying to gain their bearings and establish where they would like to live.
"We're still looking," he said. "We haven't been able to sort out a house of anything like that yet. That'll just have to wait, but it was good to get up there and have a look around."
Frizell said he liked what he saw of the Knights, who announced in March they had secured the veteran of 14 Tests and 13 Origins to a three-year contract.
"I watched quite a lot of their games, but my sole focus was still doing everything I could for the Dragons," the 29-year-old said. "I kept an eye on how Newy were going but, to be fair, I knew I wouldn't be joining them until the end of this season."
He said the Knights were "definitely heading in the right direction" under coach Adam O'Brien.
"They made the finals for the first time in a while, which is a good sign, and hopefully I can add something to the team when I get there," he said.
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