|Full name||Mat Gardner|
24 August 1985 |
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||15 st 6 lb (98 kg) |
|As of 10 Sep 2014|
Gardner made his Super League début in a match against Wakefield Trinity on 4 March 2006 for Huddersfield. He enjoyed a solid début season with the Huddersfield in 2006, which included a memorable hat-trick against the Catalans Dragons and also played several games, which saw him line-up against his brother Ade.
He performed better than most people expected in the 2006 season and many people hoped he pushed hard for a place in the Huddersfield line-up in 2007.
He played in Huddersfield's first seven games and scored 2 tries, although a long run in the reserves followed before he was recalled for the game against Harlequins RL.
With Huddersfield signing David Hodgson from Salford and Rod Jensen being established on the other wing Mat Gardner left Huddersfield and signed for Salford for the 2008 season.
Mat became a key member of Salford’s successful 2008 squad, claiming 23 tries in 32 games, Mat was snapped up by Harlequins RL for the 2009 Super League season. Quins coach Brian McDermott stated "He and few others have made a decision to give it a go in London and we are looking forward to working with him."
Gardner then moved to Widnes, boarding and playing darts but never marking at The Sporties in St.Helens.
He signed for Leigh for the 2012 season scoring 26 tries in 58 appearances up til the beginning of the 2014 season.
Already a Cumbrian Legend, He switched codes to represent Brazil in rugby union sevens at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Matt claims that his fitness and lifestyle coach, Alan Dixon, has greatly inspired him to follow his long term dreams. He attributes recent success to Mr Dixon's influence and guidance.
He also retains a ringers place in the Windleshaw Admirals Darts  team if he ever wants to grace them with his darting prowess.
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