- Number: 235
- Position: Hooker
- Born: 15/05/91
- Height: 1.88m
- Weight: 107kg
- Province: Northland
- Provincial Debut: 2013 v Southland
- Blues Debut: 2015 v Stormers
- Blues Caps: 14
Matt is an outstanding prospect from Northland, and at just 25 years has completed his second season as captain of his provincial team in the national provincial competition for 2015 and 2016 campaigns.
He is a tall and athletic player, who moved from loose forward to hooker. He was selected by Gordon Tietjens for the NZ Sevens side in 2014, the same year as his debut for the Taniwhas. He was in the Blues Development team in 2014 and in the Blues side that won the World Club 10s title. He moved to the Blues Wider Training Group in 2015 where he made his Blues debut and earned a full contract in 2016, playing twice.
Matt is set to push into regular appearances in the squad for 2017 alongside captain James Parsons.