Alby Mathewson

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Alby Mathewson
Full name Albert Samuel Mathewson
Nickname Staffy, Bert
Date of birth (1985-12-13) 13 December 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Hastings, New Zealand
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 93 kg (14 st 9 lb)
School Hastings Boys' High School
University Victoria University of Wellington
Spouse Cara Webber
Children Nixon Mathewson (son)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Halfback
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2006–10
2011–12
2013
2016
Wellington
Auckland
Hawke's Bay
Canterbury
48
20
12
3
(40)
(15)
(10)
(0)
Correct as of 25 September 2016
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2007–09
2010–12
2013–
Hurricanes
Blues
Western Force
36
47
50
(20)
(65)
(15)
Correct as of 20 July 2016
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2010 New Zealand 4 (0)
Correct as of 15 November 2012

Albert Samuel "Alby" Mathewson (born 13 December 1985 in Hastings, New Zealand) is a rugby union player for Bristol Rugby in the Aviva Premiership. He plays as a scrum-half. He has played four Test matches for the All Blacks.[1]

Biography[edit]

Mathewson was born in Hastings, New Zealand. He first attended Havelock North High School but switched to Hastings Boys' High School to improve his game.[2] He studied at Victoria University after finishing his schooling.[citation needed] He made his Wellington debut in 2006 and Hurricanes debut in 2007, before shifting to the Blues in 2010. Mathewson made his international debut for New Zealand in 2010.

In 2012 Mathewson signed a two-year contract with the Western Force in Australia,[3] which he extended until 2016 two years later.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Mathewson and his partner, Cara, have two sons together. The oldest was born in Wellington, New Zealand in 2010. At the time Mathewson was training with the All Blacks. Their youngest was born in Perth, Australia in 2015.[5]

Super Rugby Statistics[edit]

As of 20 July 2016[6]
Season Team Games Starts Sub Mins Tries Cons Pens Drops Points Yel Red
2007 Hurricanes 11 9 2 619 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
2008 Hurricanes 11 0 11 189 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
2009 Hurricanes 14 10 4 810 2 0 0 0 10 0 0
2010 Blues 13 13 0 939 6 0 0 0 30 0 0
2011 Blues 18 16 2 1161 6 0 0 0 30 0 0
2012 Blues 16 8 8 699 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
2013 Force 16 15 1 1142 1 0 0 0 5 2 0
2014 Force 9 8 1 564 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
2015 Force 14 11 3 813 1 0 0 0 5 1 0
2016 Force 11 10 1 623 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 133 100 33 7559 20 0 0 0 100 3 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.espnscrum.com/newzealand/rugby/player/83852.html
  2. ^ "All Blacks: Diligence pays off for Mathewson". New Zealand Herald. 2008-11-11. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 2015-11-28. 
  3. ^ Robson, Tony (31 August 2012). "May the Force be with you Alby Mathewson". Auckland Now. Fairfax. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Mathewson committed to the Force until 2016" (Press release). Western Force. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Mathewson leaves All Blacks squad for birth of child". Retrieved 2015-11-28. 
  6. ^ "Player Statistics". its rugby. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 

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