Matty Blythe

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Matty Blythe
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Personal information
Born (1988-11-20) 20 November 1988 (age 30)
Irlam, Salford, England
Playing information
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight14 st 11 lb (94 kg)[1]
PositionWing, Centre, Second-row, Loose forward
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2007–12 Warrington Wolves 69 11 0 0 48
2010(loan)–11 Leigh Centurions 21 12 0 0 48
2013–16 Bradford Bulls 64 20 0 0 80
2017 Warrington Wolves 3 0 0 0 0
2017(DR) Rochdale Hornets 2 0 0 0 0
Total 159 43 0 0 176
Source: [2][3]

Matty Blythe is an English former rugby league footballer of the 2000s and 2010s. He played at club level in the Super League for the Warrington Wolves (two spells) and the Bradford Bulls, and in the Championship for the Leigh Centurions (loan), the Bradford Bulls, and the Rochdale Hornets (dual registration), as a wing, centre, second-row or loose forward.

Career[edit]

Warrington Wolves[edit]

Blythe's career began with the Warrington Wolves in 2007.

Bradford Bulls[edit]

In 2013 Blythe was loaned out to Super League side the Bradford Bulls for the 2013 Bradford Bulls season. Blythe played in the pre-season friendlies against Dewsbury Rams and Leeds Rhinos, he scored against the Dewsbury Rams.

The following year, he featured in six consecutive games from the commencement of the season. He then missed an large chunk of games through injury. Blythe returned and featured in Round 14 (Leeds Rhinos) to Round 21 (Wigan Warriors) and also in the Challenge Cup against London Broncos. Blythe scored 7 tries in the regular season that year, which included a brace against Salford City Reds. He signed a permanent 3-Year Deal with the Bradford Bulls towards the back end of the 2014season.

Blythe missed Rounds 1-5 due to injury. He featured in Round 6 (Hull Kingston Rovers) to Round 9 (Leeds Rhinos). He was injured for Rounds 10-14. Blythe played in Round 15 (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) to Round 20 (St Helens R.F.C.) then in Round 22 (Wigan Warriors) to Round 26 (Widnes Vikings). He also featured in Round 4 (Oldham) and in the Quarter Final (Warrington Wolves) in the Challenge Cup. He scored against the Wigan Warriors (1 try).

Blythe featured in Round 17 (Dewsbury Rams) to Round 23 (Halifax). Blythe played in Qualifier 1 (Sheffield Eagles) to Qualifier 4 (Widnes Vikings) then in Qualifier 7 (Halifax). Blythe played in the £1 Million Game (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats). He scored against the Batley Bulldogs (2 tries), the Hunslet Hawks (1 try), Leigh Centurions (3 tries) and the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats (1 try). However, the Bradford Bulls were relegated to the Kingstone Press Championship at the hands of Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in the £1 Million Game.

Blythe featured in both pre-season friendlies against Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers before the 2016 Bradford Bulls season.

He featured in Round 1 (Featherstone Rovers) to Round 4 (Leigh Centurions) then in Round 6 (Batley Bulldogs) to Round 7 (London Broncos). Blythe played in Round 13 (Swinton Lions) to Round 15 (Leigh Centurions) then in Round 19 (Halifax) to Round 21 (Whitehaven). He played in Round 23 (Featherstone Rovers). Blythe featured in the Championship Shield Game 1 (Whitehaven) to Game 2 (Halifax). Blythe played in the Challenge Cup in the 4th Round (Dewsbury Rams). He scored against the Swinton Lions (1 try), the Dewsbury Rams (2 tries), the London Broncos (1 try) and Whitehaven (1 try).

Return to Warrington Wolves[edit]

At the end of the season Blythe signed a 1-Year Deal with ex club Warrington Wolves.[4] He managed to get three games in 2017's Super League XXII, against Castleford Tigers, Wigan Warriors and Salford Red Devils, all three games were lost. Blythe was loaned out to Rochdale Hornets of the Kingstone Press Championship on dual registration where he played twice against Halifax and the Sheffield Eagles. He announced his retirement having been released by Warrington Wolves.

Statistics[edit]

Season Appearance Tries Goals F/G Points
2007 Warrington Wolves 1 0 0 0 0
2008 Warrington Wolves 7 1 0 0 4
2009 Warrington Wolves 11 1 0 0 4
2010 Warrington Wolves 1 1 0 0 4
2011 Warrington Wolves 22 3 0 0 12
2012 Warrington Wolves 18 6 0 0 24
2013 Bradford Bulls 16 7 0 0 28
2014 Bradford Bulls 17 1 0 0 4
2015 Bradford Bulls 15 7 0 0 28
2016 Bradford Bulls 16 5 0 0 20
2017 Warrington Wolves 3 0 0 0 0
2017 Rochdale Hornets 2 0 0 0 0
Total 129 32 0 0 128

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The official Engage Super League web site". web page. Super League. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Profile at loverugbyleague.com". loverugbyleague.com. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Matty Blythe: Warrington Wolves re-sign Bradford Bulls utility man". BBC Sport. 19 August 2016. Retrieved 20 February 2017.

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