Mathew Head

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Mathew Head
Mathew Head.jpg
Personal information
Born (1982-05-09) 9 May 1982 (age 34)
Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 78 kg (12 st 4 lb)
Playing information
Position Halfback
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2003–07 St. George Illawarra Dragons 57 8 95 1 219
2007 Hull F.C. 10 1 0 1 5
2008 Wests Tigers 11 1 0 0 4
2009 St. George Illawarra Dragons 10 0 0 0 0
Total 88 10 95 2 228
Source: NRL Stats & RLP

Mathew Head (born 9 May 1982 in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales) is a former Australian professional rugby league player for the St. George Illawarra Dragons.[1] He previously played for the Wests Tigers in the National Rugby League (NRL) and Hull in Super League. He primarily played at half-back.


St. George Illawarra Dragons[edit]

Head's career has been plagued by recurring knee injuries.[citation needed] He was the 2004 St. George Illawarra Dragons season's top point-scorer.

Motu Tony with the ball and Mathew Head in action for Hull


In 2007, Head signed for Hull until the end of that season in a bid to help the club reach the Super League play-offs but injuries restricted his performance and availability for matches.[2][3]

Wests Tigers[edit]

In November 2007, after announcing his desire to return to Australia, Head was signed by the Wests Tigers on a one-year contract.[4] Fitness levels and injuries again limited his time on field during the 2008 season.

Return to the St. George Illawarra Dragons[edit]

In August 2008, Head agreed to a return to the Dragons in 2009.[5] Since being signed by St George Illawarra, Head was generally assigned to play for St George Illawarra's feeder club (the Shellharbour Dragons) in the position of halfback or five-eighth,[6][7] rather than first grade.[8] His contract with the Dragons was not renewed and he has since returned to his junior team Dapto Canaries and became their captain coach in the 2010 season.

Career highlights[edit]

  • First Grade Debut: Round 3, St George Illawarra v Canberra, Canberra Stadium, 29 March 2003


  1. ^ "2009 NRL Player Movements". NRL Live. 2008-10-04. Retrieved 2008-10-04. 
  2. ^ "Half-back Head makes Hull switch". BBC. 2007-06-25. Retrieved 2007-06-25. 
  3. ^ "Head Heads For Hull". SportingLife. 2007-06-25. Retrieved 2007-06-25. 
  4. ^ "Mathew heads to Leichhardt". Fox Sports News (Australia). 2007-12-05. Retrieved 2007-12-05. 
  5. ^ Glenn Jackson and Andrew Stevenson (2008-08-27). "Mathew's leaving, more heads to roll". Fox Sports News (Australia). Archived from the original on 29 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-30. 
  6. ^ "Luke Priddis, Mathew Head set to ignite Shellharbour". Illawarra Mercury. 2009-07-25. 
  7. ^ "NSW Cup Previews (including Central Coast Storm v Shellharbour)". Rleague. 2009-03-21. 
  8. ^ "Doubts raised over Mathew Head's future". Illawarra Mercury. 2009-04-06. 

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