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Will Matthews (rugby league)
Will Matthews (rugby league)

Will Matthews (born 30 March 1988) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer plays as a second-row forward for the Gold Coast Titans in the NRL.

He played for the Gold Coast Titans and the St. George Illawarra Dragons in the National Rugby League. Matthews was briefly contracted to the Widnes Vikings in the Super League.

Background


Matthews was born in Kyogle, New South Wales, Australia.

He played his junior football for Kyogle Turkeys while attending Palm Beach Currumbin State High School, before being signed by the Gold Coast Titans.

Playing career


He played for the Tweed Heads Seagulls in the Queensland Cup in 2007 and the Titans' Toyota Cup team in 2008.[3] In Round 16 of the 2008 NRL season he made his NRL debut for the Titans against the St. George Illawarra Dragons. In June 2008, Matthews re-signed with the Titans for 3 years.[4]

On 5 July 2011, Matthews signed a 2-year contract with the St. George Illawarra Dragons starting in 2012.[5] He made his debut for the Dragons in Round 21 of the 2012 NRL season.

On 5 September 2013, Matthews re-signed with the Dragons on a 1-year contract.[6]

On 24 October 2014, Matthews again re-signed with the Dragons on a 1-year contract.[7]

On 19 June 2015, Matthews re-signed with the Dragons on a 2-year contract.[8]

On 8 December 2017, Matthews signed a train and trial contract with NRL club The Gold Coast Titans. Matthews was released by Widnes earlier in the year on compassionate grounds.[9]

Representative career


Matthews played for the Australian Schoolboys team in 2006.[10]

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