Matt Srama

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Matt Srama
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Srama playing for the Titans in 2011.
Personal information
Full name Matthew Srama[1]
Born (1991-01-12) 12 January 1991 (age 25)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 83 kg (13 st 1 lb)
Playing information
Position Hooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2011– Gold Coast Titans 65 7 0 0 28
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2012 Philippines 1 1 7 0 18
As of 7 August 2015
Source: [2]

Matthew "Matt" Srama (born 12 January 1991) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Gold Coast Titans in the National Rugby League. A Philippines international representative, he plays at hooker. Srama was educated at Forest Lake State High School.

Background[edit]

Born in Brisbane, Queensland, Srama is of Filipino and Polish descent[3] and played his junior football for the Centenary Panthers before being signed by the Gold Coast Titans. In 2010 and 2011, Srama played for the Titans' NYC team.[4]

Playing career[edit]

2011[edit]

On 12 May 2011, Srama re-signed with the Titans on a 3-year contract.[5][6] In Round 12 of the 2011 NRL season, Srama made his NRL debut for the Gold Coast Titans against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at hooker in the Titans 28-6 loss at Suncorp Stadium.[7] In Round 14 against the St George Illawarra Dragons, Srama scored his first NRL career try in the Titans 28-14 win at Jubilee Oval.[8] Srama finished his debut year in the NRL with him playing in 14 matches and scoring a try for the Titans in the season filling in for the injured regular hooker Nathan Friend.

2012[edit]

Due to Titans regular hooker Nathan Friend departure to the New Zealand Warriors, Srama took the void of playing at the position playing in 23 matches and scoring 4 tries for the Gold Coast Titans in the 2012 NRL season. On 21 October 2012, Srama played at five-eighth for the Philippines against Thailand, Srama scored a try and kicked 7 goals in their 86-0 win that saw the team crowned the inaugural Rugby League Asian Cup champions.[9]

2013[edit]

Srama finished the 2013 NRL season with him playing in 19 matches and scoring 2 tries for the Gold Coast Titans.

2014[edit]

In June 2014, Srama re-signed with the Titans on a 2-year contract.[10] Srama returned to the Titans first grade squad in Round 9 against the South Sydney Rabbitohs playing off the interchange bench in the Titans 40-18 loss at Cbus Super Stadium.[11] Srama finished off the 2014 NRL season with him playing in 6 matches due to a hip injury that cut his year short for the Gold Coast Titans.[12] In November 2014, Srama was told he was free to leave the Titans by head coach Neil Henry, as he would be overlooked for other players in the NRL side.[13] On 20 November 2014, Srama signed a 1-year contract with the Sydney Roosters,[14] before backflipping on the deal shortly afterwards due to money issues.[15]

2015[edit]

Srama finished off the 2015 season having played in 3 matches for the Titans,[16] his season hampered by ankle and shoulder injuries as well as being played in the Queensland Cup for the Tweed Heads Seagulls.[17]

2016[edit]

In February, Srama played for the Titans in the 2016 NRL Auckland Nines.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/20141205054159/http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/match?matchid=NYC20110501. Archived from the original on 5 December 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Matt Srama - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 2015-12-20. 
  3. ^ "Srama is the Titans 400,000 Rookie". Couriermail.com.au. Retrieved 2015-12-20. 
  4. ^ "Toyota Cup Finals Draw, Results and 2011 - Toyota Cup Ladder". Ourfootyteam.com. Retrieved 2015-12-20. 
  5. ^ "Titans re-sign young gun Srama | NRL". Zero Tackle. 2011-05-12. Retrieved 2015-12-20. 
  6. ^ "Gold Coast debut driving hooker | Queensland Times". Qt.com.au. 2011-05-14. Retrieved 2015-12-20. 
  7. ^ Marshall, Matt (2011-05-28). "Bulldogs beat Titans 28-6 at Suncorp Stadium as Gold Coast has eight tries denied". News.com.au. Retrieved 2015-12-20. 
  8. ^ "Titans Beat Under Strength Dragons". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2015-12-20. 
  9. ^ "Historic day for international rugby league". NRL.com. 2012-10-22. Retrieved 2015-12-20. 
  10. ^ Meyn, Travis (2014-06-04). "Matt Srama signs with Gold Coast Titans for two more years". Gold Coast Bulletin. Retrieved 2015-12-20. 
  11. ^ "Dylan Walker Scores Four Tries as Rabbitohs Smash Titans 40-18". Couriermail.com.au. Retrieved 2015-12-20. 
  12. ^ Meyn, Travis (2014-08-19). "Blow for Gold Coast Titans with Matt Srama out with hip injury". Gold Coast Bulletin. Retrieved 2015-12-20. 
  13. ^ "Hooker Matt Srama is Fighting to Save His NRL Career After Being Told He is Unwanted by the Titans". Couriermail.com.au. Retrieved 2015-12-20. 
  14. ^ "Roosters Sign Matt Srama After Being Released by Titans". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2015-12-20. 
  15. ^ Meyn, Travis (2014-11-26). "Gold Coast Titans hooker Matt Srama is set to backflip on a deal with the Sydney Roosters and stay on the Coast". Gold Coast Bulletin. Retrieved 2015-12-20. 
  16. ^ "Custom Match List". Rugby League Project. 2015-11-09. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  17. ^ Boswell, Tom (2015-11-17). "Gold Coast Titans hooker Matt Srama ready to play for his career in 2016". Gold Coast Bulletin. Retrieved 2015-12-20. 
  18. ^ "Titans unveil 2016 Nines squad". Rugby League Week. 2016-01-29. Retrieved 2016-02-02. 

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