Matt Symons

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Matt Symons
Full name Matt Symons
Date of birth (1989-08-04) 4 August 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Harlow, England
Height 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
Weight 117 kg (18 st 6 lb)
Notable relative(s) Andy Symons
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Current team Wasps
Youth Career
1994–2006 Saracens
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011−12
2015−2016
2016–
Esher
London Irish
Wasps
14
23
(5)
(0)
Correct as of 28 June 2016
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013−15 Canterbury 15 (5)
Correct as of 19 October 2014
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014−15 Chiefs 28 (5)
Current local club Wasps
Correct as of 14 February 2015

Matt Symons (born 4 August 1989) is an English Rugby Union player who currently plays for Wasps in the Aviva Premiership.

Symons has had an interesting route to the top. He started out in the Saracens youth system before leaving to pursue a career in rowing. An injury to his forearm ended his rowing career and saw him make a return to rugby. In 2011, he started playing professionally for Esher for whom he made 14 appearances.[1]

2012 saw him head south to New Zealand where he set up base in Christchurch and initially saw action for the Canterbury B side and Crusaders Knights development team before being named in the Canterbury squad for the 2013 ITM Cup. He became a regular starter in his first full season and earned himself a Super Rugby contract with two-time champions the Chiefs for the 2014 Super Rugby season.[2]

On 25 March 2015, Symons returned to his home nation to sign for London Irish in the Aviva Premiership from the 2015-16 season following Chiefs assistant coach Tom Coventry to the English side.[3]

On 28 June it was confirmed that Symons had terminated his contract with London Irish after their relegation to the Green King IPA Championship and signed for former London rival Wasps.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Matt Symons itsrugby.co.uk Player Statistics". Its Rugby. 20 January 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Chiefs sign English lock from Canterbury". ESPN Sports. 20 January 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "London Irish have signed English-born lock forward Matt Symons from Super Rugby side Waikato Chiefs". Sky Sports. 25 March 2015. Retrieved 15 September 2015.