Ryan Matterson

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Ryan Matterson
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Matterson playing for the Wentworthville Magpies in 2015.
Personal information
Born (1994-10-13) 13 October 1994 (age 23)
Greenacre, New South Wales, Australia
Height 193 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 103 kg (16 st 3 lb)
Playing information
Position Second-row, Five-eighth, Centre

Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2016–18 Sydney Roosters 58 10 0 0 40
2019– Wests Tigers 0 0 0 0 0
Total 58 10 0 0 40
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2016–18 City Origin 1 1 0 0 4
As of 4 March 2018
Source: [1]

Ryan Matterson (born 13 October 1994) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays for the Sydney Roosters in the National Rugby League. He plays as a second-row, five-eighth and centre.

Background[edit]

Matterson was born in Greenacre, New South Wales, Australia. He is the nephew of former Sydney Roosters and Brisbane Broncos player Terry Matterson.[2]

Matterson played his junior rugby league for the Wentworthville Magpies and Bankstown Bulls, before being signed by the Parramatta Eels.

Playing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

From 2012 to 2014, Matterson played for the Parramatta Eels' NYC team.[3] In 2014, he captained the side.[4] On 3 May 2014, he played for the New South Wales under-20s team against the Queensland under-20s team.[5] On 26 June 2014, he re-signed with the Eels on a 3-year contract.[6] On 18 October 2014, he played for the Junior Kangaroos against the Junior Kiwis.[7] In 2015, he graduated to Eels' New South Wales Cup team, Wentworthville Magpies.[8] In August 2015, he signed a 2-year contract with the Sydney Roosters starting in 2016.[9]

2016[edit]

In Round 8 of the 2016 NRL season, Matterson made his NRL debut for the Roosters against the St. George Illawarra Dragons,[10][11] scoring a try on debut.[12] On 8 May, he played for NSW City against NSW Country, after just two NRL appearances, playing at centre and taking an intercept to set up a try, before scoring one himself in the second half of City's 44-30 victory.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ryan Matterson - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 2016-04-28. 
  2. ^ "Eels re-sign Terry Matterson's nephew". NRL.com. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  3. ^ "M". Nyc Database. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  4. ^ NRL. "Matterson: We Gave It Everything - Eels". Parraeels.com.au. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  5. ^ "NSW State of Origin Under-20s named". NRL.com. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  6. ^ ParraEels.com.au (2014-06-26). "Eels re-sign Ryan Matterson". Zero Tackle. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  7. ^ "Junior Kangaroos side to face NZ". NRL.com. Retrieved 2015-03-13. 
  8. ^ NRL. "VB NSW CUP TEAMS ROUND 1". NSWRL. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  9. ^ SMH.com.au (2015-08-02). "Interest in late-bloomer O'Brien". Zero Tackle. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  10. ^ "Updated team lists: Dragons v Roosters". NRL.com. 2016-02-28. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  11. ^ NRL. "NRL Late Mail | Round 8". Roosters. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  12. ^ "Dragons hold on in Anzac Day thriller". NRL.com. 2016-02-28. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  13. ^ "Updated: Representative Round team lists". NRL.com. 2016-02-28. Retrieved 2016-05-08. 

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