Matt Gidley

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-07-1977
N/A
23-07-2006
Newcastle Knights, Aus
04-02-2007 v Huddersfield Giants
Wigan Warriors
2010- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
2007-2010
123 (0)
48
6
0
204

BIOGRAPHY

Matt Gidley is one of the most recognisable Rugby League players in the world. Brought in as a replacement for Jamie Lyon, the former Newcastle Knight had little difficulty adjusting to life in Super League scored 17 tries in 33 appearances. His only success in the NRL was a Grand Final win against Parramatta Eels in 2001. He has also played 11 State of Origin matches for New South Wales and 11 times for Australia, including the 2000 World Cup where he scored the opening try in the Old Trafford Final to set the Kangaroos on their way to victory. He has made nearly 250 first grade appearances in his career and has great feet with excellent ball handling skills. In fact, the back flick synonymous with Lyon, was Matt’s trademark long before the ‘Sea Eagle’ wowed Saints speckies with the skill. His service has aided Gardner to top the national try scoring charts in 2008.

Rarely mentioned is the superb defensive play of the amiable Aussie. His first two seasons at Knowsley Road resulted in two winning Challenge Cup medals as the Saints finished top of the league. His only disappointments were the two Grand Final losses against Leeds Rhinos in 2007 and 2008.

The 2009 season proved to be a roller coaster season for the Saints. The ride however, ultimately ended in disappointment as the Saints trophy cabinet was laid bare for the first time since the 2003 campaign. Some sparkling performances were punctuated with below par matches as the club shaped a new team for the future and youth was given its head.

Matt demonstrated his silky skills throughout the campaign and ended the campaign just four appearances shy of a century for the Saints. His contract extension for the 2010 campaign was warmly greeted by all supporters. When Matt left the Saints he returned to Newcastle to become their Chief Executive utilising his Masters degree in business. Matt Gidley a very smart man on and off the field.

Dave Dooley

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
200717 0 0 33
200811 4 0 32
2009 12 2 0 31
2010 8 0 0 27
TOTALS:48 6 0 123
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
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20080001
2009 2002
2010 0001
TOTALS:2005

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
28th Jan 2007 W 3 Leigh Centurions* Fr 2007 H 40 10 V
4th Feb 2007 W 3 Huddersfield Giants SL 2007 A 18 10 V
9th Feb 2007 L 3 Harlequins RL SL 2007 H 6 14 1 V
18th Feb 2007 L 3 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2007 A 22 29 V
23rd Feb 2007 W 3 Brisbane Broncos WCC 2007 N 18 14 V
2nd Mar 2007 W 3 Bradford Bulls SL 2007 H 34 22 V
9th Mar 2007 W 3 Warrington Wolves SL 2007 A 48 12 3 V
17th Mar 2007 L 3 Hull FC SL 2007 A 12 24 V
23rd Mar 2007 W 3 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2007 H 42 14 1 V
30th Mar 2007 W 3 Batley Bulldogs CCC4 2007 H 78 14 1 V
6th Apr 2007 W 3 Wigan Warriors SL 2007 A 32 14 1 V
9th Apr 2007 W 3 Salford City Reds SL 2007 H 48 4 1 V
13th Apr 2007 W 3 Catalans Dragons SL 2007 H 53 10 1 V
29th Apr 2007 W 3 Harlequins RL SL 2007 A 44 6 2 V
5th May 2007 W 3 Wigan Warriors SL 2007 N 34 18 1 V
11th May 2007 W 3 Rochdale Hornets CCC5 2007 N 70 10 V
18th May 2007 W 3 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2007 H 34 14 2 V
28th May 2007 W 3 Warrington Wolves SL 2007 A 40 12 V
9th Jun 2007 W 3 Warrington Wolves CCC6 2007 H 25 14 V
17th Jun 2007 W 3 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2007 A 40 0 1 V
30th Jun 2007 W 3 Huddersfield Giants SL 2007 H 54 4 V
6th Jul 2007 L 3 Leeds Rhinos SL 2007 H 10 22 V
15th Jul 2007 L 3 Bradford Bulls SL 2007 A 4 10 V
20th Jul 2007 W 3 Wigan Warriors SL 2007 H 19 12 V
28th Jul 2007 W 3 Bradford Bulls CCCSF 2007 N 35 14 1 V
3rd Aug 2007 W 3 Hull FC SL 2007 H 31 20 V
11th Aug 2007 L 3 Catalans Dragons SL 2007 A 0 21 V
17th Aug 2007 W 1 Salford City Reds SL 2007 A 32 20 1 V
25th Aug 2007 W 3 Catalans Dragons CCCF 2007 N 30 8 V
31st Aug 2007 W 3 Harlequins RL SL 2007 H 32 10 V
7th Sep 2007 W 3 Warrington Wolves SL 2007 H 36 16 V
14th Sep 2007 L 3 Wigan Warriors SL 2007 A 12 20 V
28th Sep 2007 W 3 Leeds Rhinos SLQSF 2007 H 10 8 V
13th Oct 2007 L 3 Leeds Rhinos SLGF 2007 N 6 33 V
2nd Feb 2008 W 3 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats * Fr 2008 H 38 22 V
10th Feb 2008 L 3 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2008 A 22 24 V
15th Feb 2008 W 3 Warrington Wolves SL 2008 H 30 22 V
22nd Feb 2008 W 3 Bradford Bulls SL 2008 A 22 16 V
2nd Mar 2008 W 3 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2008 H 34 30 V
7th Mar 2008 W 3 Hull FC SL 2008 H 30 29 V
15th Mar 2008 L 3 Catalans Dragons SL 2008 A 10 24 V
21st Mar 2008 W 3 Wigan Warriors SL 2008 H 46 10 1 V
24th Mar 2008 L 3 Huddersfield Giants SL 2008 A 26 28 V
28th Mar 2008 L 3 Leeds Rhinos SL 2008 H 10 14 V
6th Apr 2008 L 3 Castleford Tigers SL 2008 A 24 30 V
11th Apr 2008 W 3 Harlequins RL SL 2008 H 58 12 1 V
20th Apr 2008 W 1 London Skolars CCC4 2008 H 56 0 V
25th Apr 2008 W 1 Warrington Wolves SL 2008 A 30 22 V
4th May 2008 W 3 Wigan Warriors SL 2008 N 57 16 1 V
10th May 2008 W 3 Warrington Wolves CCC5 2008 H 40 34 V
17th May 2008 W 3 Catalans Dragons SL 2008 H 28 10 V
25th May 2008 W 3 Hull FC SL 2008 A 16 8 V
1st Jun 2008 W 3 Hull Kingston Rovers CCC6 2008 A 24 18 V
6th Jun 2008 W 3 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2008 H 52 10 2 V
20th Jun 2008 W 3 Leeds Rhinos SL 2008 A 26 12 V
29th Jun 2008 W 3 Huddersfield Giants SL 2008 H 46 16 V
5th Jul 2008 W 3 Harlequins RL SL 2008 A 54 0 V
11th Jul 2008 W 3 Castleford Tigers SL 2008 H 68 12 1 V
18th Jul 2008 W 3 Wigan Warriors SL 2008 A 46 12 1 1 V
26th Jul 2008 W 3 Leeds Rhinos CCCSF 2008 N 26 16 V
3rd Aug 2008 W 3 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2008 A 42 10 1 V
9th Aug 2008 W 3 Warrington Wolves SL 2008 H 17 16 V
17th Aug 2008 W 3 Harlequins RL SL 2008 A 32 16 1 V
30th Aug 2008 W 3 Hull FC CCCF 2008 N 28 16 1 V
5th Sep 2008 D 3 Wigan Warriors SL 2008 H 16 16 2 V
19th Sep 2008 W 3 Leeds Rhinos SLQSF 2008 H 38 10 1 V
4th Oct 2008 L 3 Leeds Rhinos SLGF 2008 N 16 24 1 V
18th Jan 2009 W 14 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats * Fr 2009 H 26 22 V
1st Feb 2009 W 3 Widnes Vikings * Fr 2009 A 54 6 2 V
13th Feb 2009 W 3 Warrington Wolves SL 2009 H 26 14 2 V
22nd Feb 2009 W 3 Huddersfield Giants SL 2009 A 23 6 V
27th Feb 2009 L 3 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2009 H 19 20 V
7th Mar 2009 W 3 Celtic Crusaders SL 2009 A 4 0 V
13th Mar 2009 W 3 Salford City Reds SL 2009 H 38 12 V
20th Mar 2009 W 3 Leeds Rhinos SL 2009 H 26 18 2 V
27th Mar 2009 W 3 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2009 A 42 18 1 2 V
5th Apr 2009 W 3 Leeds Rhinos CCC4 2009 A 22 18 1 V
9th Apr 2009 W 3 Wigan Warriors SL 2009 A 19 12 1 V
13th Apr 2009 W 3 Hull FC SL 2009 H 44 22 V
19th Apr 2009 W 3 Castleford Tigers SL 2009 A 68 22 V
2nd May 2009 L 3 Wigan Warriors SL 2009 N 18 38 V
10th May 2009 W 3 Catalans Dragons CCC5 2009 H 42 8 V
16th May 2009 W 3 Catalans Dragons SL 2009 A 32 28 V
22nd May 2009 W 3 Harlequins RL SL 2009 H 22 12 V
30th May 2009 W 3 Gateshead Thunder CCC6 2009 A 66 6 2 V
5th Jun 2009 W 3 Hull FC SL 2009 A 30 6 V
12th Jun 2009 W 3 Castleford Tigers SL 2009 H 50 10 V
21st Jun 2009 W 3 Bradford Bulls SL 2009 A 44 18 V
26th Jun 2009 W 3 Celtic Crusaders SL 2009 H 30 0 1 V
17th Jul 2009 L 3 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2009 H 20 22 V
25th Jul 2009 W 1 Harlequins RL SL 2009 A 44 24 V
31st Jul 2009 W 3 Wigan Warriors SL 2009 H 10 6 1 V
9th Aug 2009 L 3 Huddersfield Giants CCCSF 2009 N 14 24 V
16th Aug 2009 L 3 Hull KR SL 2009 A 10 26 V
21st Aug 2009 W 3 Huddersfield Giants SL 2009 H 12 10 1 V
4th Sep 2009 L 3 Leeds Rhinos SL 2009 A 10 18 V
11th Sep 2009 L 3 Catalans Dragons SL 2009 H 12 24 V
19th Sep 2009 W 3 Huddersfield Giants SLQPO2 2009 H 15 2 V
3rd Oct 2009 W 3 Wigan Warriors SLQSF2 2009 H 14 10 V
10th Oct 2009 L 3 Leeds Rhinos SLGF 2009 N 10 18 V
22nd Jan 2010 W 4 Halifax* Fr 2010 H 38 18 V
6th Feb 2010 L 3 Hull FC SL 2010 H 12 32 1 V
14th Feb 2010 W 3 Bradford Bulls SL 2010 A 38 6 V
20th Feb 2010 W 3 Catalans Dragons SL 2010 A 42 12 2 V
26th Feb 2010 W 3 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2010 H 22 16 V
19th Mar 2010 W 3 Warrington Wolves SL 2010 H 28 18 V
28th Mar 2010 W 3 Huddersfield Giants SL 2010 A 24 6 V
2nd Apr 2010 L 3 Wigan Warriors SL 2010 H 10 18 V
5th Apr 2010 W 3 Castleford Tigers SL 2010 A 52 18 V
9th May 2010 W 3 Harlequins RL RLCC5 2010 A 30 10 V
15th May 2010 L 3 Salford City Reds SL 2010 A 34 42 V
21st May 2010 W 3 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2010 H 68 12 1 V
29th May 2010 W 3 Barrow Raiders RLCC6 2010 H 32 12 1 V
4th Jun 2010 L 3 Hull FC SL 2010 A 26 27 V
11th Jun 2010 W 3 Huddersfield Giants SL 2010 H 30 22 1 V
20th Jun 2010 W 3 Wigan Warriors SL 2010 A 26 24 V
25th Jun 2010 W 3 Salford City Reds SL 2010 H 58 34 V
3rd Jul 2010 L 3 Leeds Rhinos SL 2010 A 24 28 V
9th Jul 2010 L 3 Catalans Dragons SL 2010 H 20 30 V
18th Jul 2010 W 3 Harlequins RL SL 2010 H 32 18 V
25th Jul 2010 W 3 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2010 A 50 6 V
7th Aug 2010 L 3 Leeds Rhinos RLCCSF 2010 N 28 32 1 V
13th Aug 2010 W 3 Bradford Bulls SL 2010 H 60 12 V
21st Aug 2010 W 3 Crusaders SL 2010 A 36 10 V
4th Sep 2010 W 3 Castleford Tigers SL 2010 H 40 30 1 V
10th Sep 2010 W 3 Warrington Wolves SLQSF 2010 H 28 12 V
24th Sep 2010 W 3 Huddersfield Giants SLQSF 2010 H 42 22 V
2nd Oct 2010 L 3 Wigan Warriors SLGF 2010 N 10 22 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 118 OTHER 5 = 123
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 123

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