Matthew Allwood

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Matthew Allwood
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Allwood playing for the Warriors in 2016.
Personal information
Born (1992-11-16) 16 November 1992 (age 24)
Scone, New South Wales, Australia
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 93 kg (14 st 9 lb)
Playing information
Position Centre, Wing
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2014 Canberra Raiders 11 1 0 0 4
2015– New Zealand Warriors 6 4 0 0 16
Total 17 5 0 0 20
As of 21 May 2016
Source: [1]

Matthew Allwood (born 16 November 1992) is an Indigenous Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the New Zealand Warriors in the National Rugby League. He primarily plays centre and wing.


Born in Scone, New South Wales, Allwood played his junior football for Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School before being signed by the Canberra Raiders.

Playing career[edit]

As a youngster, Allwood played for the Country New South Wales Under 17s and Under 18s teams and the New South Wales Combined High Schools team.[2] In 2011 and 2012, Allwood played for the Canberra Raiders' NYC team[3] before moving on to the Raiders' New South Wales Cup team, the Mount Pritchard Mounties in 2013.

Canberra Raiders[edit]

In Round 1 of the 2014 season, Allwood made his NRL debut for the Raiders against the North Queensland Cowboys at centre in the Raiders 28-22 loss at 1300SMILES Stadium.[4][5] In Round 7 against the Melbourne Storm, Allwood scored his first NRL career try in the Raiders 24-22 last minute win at Canberra Stadium.[6] Allwood finished his debut year in the NRL with him playing in 11 matches and scoring a try for the Raiders. Due to an off-field incident, Allwood was released before the season ended.[7]

New Zealand Warriors[edit]

On 20 May 2014 it was announced that Allwood had signed a 3-year contract with the New Zealand Warriors starting in 2015.[8][9] He joined the Warriors when their pre-season began in November 2014.[10]


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