Matt Minto

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Matt Minto
M Minto, Easts vs Capras Langlands Park 18 April 2015 02.JPG
Minto playing for the Central Queensland Capras in 2015.
Personal information
Full name Matthew Minto[1]
Born (1990-12-18) 18 December 1990 (age 25)
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 89 kg (14 st 0 lb)
Playing information
Position Halfback, Fullback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2014 Newcastle Knights 2 0 0 0 0
As of 21 August 2015
Source: Rugby League Project

Matt Minto (born 18 December 1990) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Central Queensland Capras in the Queensland Cup. He plays at halfback and fullback and previously played for the Newcastle Knights in the National Rugby League.

Background[edit]

Minto playing for the Knights in 2014

Born in Rockhampton, Queensland, Minto played his junior rugby league for the North Knights, before being signed by the Central Queensland Comets in the Queensland Cup.

Minto is the nephew of former Brisbane Broncos and North Queensland Cowboys player Scott Minto.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

At the end of 2007, Minto signed with the Penrith Panthers.[3] He was a part of the Panthers' inaugural NYC squad in 2008,[4] but returned to Queensland due to homesickness before he could play a game.[5] In 2009, he signed a 2-year contract with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs. He played for the Bulldogs' NYC team in 2009.[6] In 2010, Minto returned to the Central Queensland Comets, after finding out his partner was pregnant,[5] while still contracted to the Bulldogs.[2] In 2011, he joined the Eastern Suburbs Tigers.[7] In 2012, he joined the Mackay Cutters while doing a pre-season with the North Queensland Cowboys.[3] After winning the Queensland Cup premiership with the Cutters in 2013, he attracted the interest of National Rugby League clubs, Newcastle Knights, North Queensland Cowboys and Wests Tigers. However, a phone call from Knights coach Wayne Bennett swayed him to sign a train and trial contract with the Knights.[8] After impressing in the pre-season, his Knights contract was upgraded from train and trial to a full-time 1-year contract.

2015[edit]

In Round 2 of the 2014 NRL season, Minto made his NRL debut for the Knights against the Canberra Raiders.[9] At the conclusion of the 2014 NRL season, he was released by the Knights.[10] On 3 November 2014, he signed a contract with Queensland Cup team Central Queensland Capras for 2015.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Footy Players". Roscoe66.tumblr.com. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Minto surprised with intensity". Rockhampton Morning Bulletin. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Minto working hard to follow uncle's path". Mackay Daily Mercury. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "News - Leeds Rhinos - Official Site : LEEDS RHINOS U19'S LOSE OUT TO PANTHERS". Therhinos.co.uk. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Matt Minto Forced to Leave Family in North Queensland to Chase his NRL Dream". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2015-08-24. 
  6. ^ "M". NYC DATABASE. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "TheTigers.com.au – Easts Tigers : Ahead of the Game". theTigers.com.au. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  8. ^ "Bennett's call swayed Rocky-raised Minto Newcastle way". Rockhampton Morning Bulletin. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "Late Mail – Knights v Raiders - Knights". Newcastleknights.com.au. Retrieved 2015-08-24. 
  10. ^ "Knights name Round 26 Team - Knights". Newcastleknights.com.au. Retrieved 2015-08-24. 
  11. ^ "Capras Sign Matt Minto". Capras.com.au. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 

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