"I'm feeling good," he tells us. "Obviously it's never easy coming back after seven months out. It's real hard on your body and the fitness. I've had a good pre-season; there's no easy way back and am looking forward to getting more games under my belt."
Against the Irish side in the Salford City Stadium pipe opener, Fraser lined up alongside Richie Gray.
"I know Richie very well," Fraser continues. "He's a great player to play alongside, but so are Kearnan and Andrei. There are a lot of good players in the squad. It increases the competition level week in, week out.
"We want to compete on all fronts. That's why we've got a bigger and better squad this year.
"Exeter, away, next Saturday is massive. They're a very good, solid side. You'd be silly to underestimate the Chiefs. They are physical, can handle themselves and have a good set piece. It's going to be a tough test down there but we're equipping ourselves and we're going for the win."