Mat Gardner

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Matt Gardner
Personal information
Full name Matt Gardner
Born (1985-08-24) 24 August 1985 (age 31)
Barrow-in-Furness, England
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 15 st 6 lb (98 kg) [1]
Playing information
Position Wing, Centre
Club Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL
Number 26
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2004 Barrow Raiders 4 3 0 0 12
2004 Castleford Tigers 1 1 0 0 4
2006–07 Huddersfield Giants 26 8 0 0 32
2008 Salford City Reds 32 23 0 0 92
2009 Harlequins RL 9 2 0 0 8
2010–11 Widnes Vikings 54 15 0 0 60
2012–14 Leigh Centurions 58 26
Total 184 78 0 0 208
As of 10 Sep 2014
Source: loverugbyleague.com

Mat Gardner (born 24 August 1985) was an exceptional rugby player who has now switched disciplines to Rugby 7's for Brazil.

Career[edit]

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 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.

Gardner moved to Harlequins RL for the 2009 Super League season. He 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.

He switched codes to represent Brazil in rugby union sevens at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RLFANS.COM Super League Statistics". web page. RLFANS.COM. Retrieved 13 August 2011.