Matty Smith

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
23-07-1987
34
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Blackbrook ARL
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
12-03-2006 v Huddersfield Giants
Hull Kingston Rovers
2018- Catalans Dragons
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
2006-2008
49 (9)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
5
10
4
44

BIOGRAPHY



HERITAGE NO : 1155
Matty Smith was a very smart scrum half who could always be relied upon when he was drafted into the first team, invariably when deputising for Sean Long. He possessed neat footwork, tactical awareness and an excellent kicking game. Matty made his debut in a tight away victory over Huddersfield on the 12th of March, 2006. He scored a try in his next game against Harlequins in the home 30 points to 24 league victory.

In 2007, injury to Sean Long enabled Matty to have an extended run of first team games at scrum half. He scored a try and kicked a goal in the 40 points to 12 win against Warrington at the HJ Stadium. He was also instrumental in sealing two points for the Saints in the home victory over Salford on the first of June 2007. In this match the scores were locked at 26 points apiece with only a minute to run in the match. Following a Saints drive the ball was switched back to Matty who slotted over a superb drop goal to send the crowd into a frenzy. At the end of the season Matty played in the Qualifying Semi Final against Leeds in a brutal encounter. Matty played his part in what is rated as the Saints best ever defensive display. Moreover, Matty kicked three vital goals as the Saints prevailed by 10 points to 8.

The 2008 season saw Matty feature in league games against Hull and Catalans Dragons. In the former match Matty kicked 5 goals and scored a try in a 30 points to 29 victory. In France he kicked one goal but it was not enough to seal victory for the Saints on this occasion.

During this year Matty decided to move on loan to Widnes to gain regular first team experience. This loan was then further extended to South Wales where Matty decided to ply his trade with the Celtic Crusaders when they were provided with a Super League franchise at the start of the 2009 season.

Matty returned to the Saints, from his loan spell at Salford, for the 2010 Grand Final run as injuries to half backs disrupted the team. Matty played in the 2010 Grand Final only to end up on the losing side.

After a remarkable career away from his hometown club Matty returned to the fold after captaining Wigan Warriors to a 2016 Grand Final success. The following two seasons proved frustrating for Matty as circumstances provided few opportunities for Matty to gain a foothold in the first team. Nevertheless his mentoring role in the squad brought rich praise from coach Justin Holbrook.

In 2019 Matty moved to warmer climes where he took up a contract with the Catalans Dragons. He since had a spell with Warrington Wolves at the end of the 2019 campaign.

Dave Dooley

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
2006 1 0 0 5
20071 4 1 10
20081 6 0 2
2010 0 0 0 3
2017 2 0 3 22
2018 0 0 0 7
TOTALS:5 10 4 49
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
2005 0004
2006 2002
20081001
TOTALS:3007

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
26th Dec 2004
W
17 Leigh Centurions * Fr H 17 16 VIEW
20th Jan 2005
W
20 Widnes Vikings* Fr A 22 16 VIEW
2nd Feb 2005
W
20 Hull FC* Fr H 28 18 VIEW
6th Feb 2005
L
7 Blackpool Panthers * Fr A 16 20 VIEW
22nd Jan 2006
W
7 London Skolars* Fr N 42 14 1 VIEW
28th Jan 2006
W
17 Widnes Vikings * Fr A 70 6 1 VIEW
12th Mar 2006
W
14 Huddersfield Giants SL A 18 16 VIEW
6th May 2006
L
7 Huddersfield Giants SL A 16 19 VIEW
12th May 2006
W
17 Warrington Wolves SL H 34 22 VIEW
14th Jul 2006
W
7 Harlequins RL SL H 30 24 1 VIEW
19th Aug 2006
L
7 Catalans Dragons SL A 22 26 VIEW
11th May 2007
W
7 Rochdale Hornets CCC5 N 70 10 VIEW
18th May 2007
W
7 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL H 34 14 VIEW
28th May 2007
W
7 Warrington Wolves SL A 40 12 1 1 VIEW
1st Jun 2007
W
7 Salford City Reds SL H 27 26 1 VIEW
17th Jun 2007
W
7 Hull Kingston Rovers SL A 40 0 VIEW
30th Jun 2007
W
7 Huddersfield Giants SL H 54 4 VIEW
6th Jul 2007
L
7 Leeds Rhinos SL H 10 22 VIEW
15th Jul 2007
L
7 Bradford Bulls SL A 4 10 VIEW
17th Aug 2007
W
7 Salford City Reds SL A 32 20 VIEW
28th Sep 2007
W
7 Leeds Rhinos SLQSF H 10 8 3 VIEW
2nd Feb 2008
W
24 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats * Fr H 38 22 1 VIEW
7th Mar 2008
W
7 Hull FC SL H 30 29 1 5 VIEW
15th Mar 2008
L
7 Catalans Dragons SL A 10 24 1 VIEW
10th Sep 2010
W
7 Warrington Wolves SLQSF H 28 12 VIEW
24th Sep 2010
W
6 Huddersfield Giants SLQSF H 42 22 VIEW
2nd Oct 2010
L
7 Wigan Warriors SLGF N 10 22 VIEW
24th Mar 2017
W
7 Warrington Wolves SL H 31 6 1 VIEW
30th Mar 2017
L
7 Salford Red Devils SL A 14 22 VIEW
7th Apr 2017
D
7 Huddersfield Giants SL H 14 14 VIEW
14th Apr 2017
L
7 Wigan Warriors SL A 18 29 VIEW
17th Apr 2017
W
7 Castleford Tigers SL H 26 22 VIEW
21st Apr 2017
L
7 Widnes Vikings SL A 14 16 1 VIEW
28th Apr 2017
W
7 Leigh Centurions SL H 28 6 VIEW
5th May 2017
L
7 Warrington Wolves SL A 18 40 VIEW
13th May 2017
L
7 Castleford Tigers RLCC5 A 10 53 VIEW
20th May 2017
W
7 Hull FC SL N 45 0 1 VIEW
25th May 2017
W
7 Wigan Warriors SL H 22 19 VIEW
4th Jun 2017
L
7 Castleford Tigers SL A 12 16 VIEW
9th Jun 2017
W
7 Widnes Vikings SL H 26 10 VIEW
16th Jun 2017
L
7 Huddersfield Giants SL A 16 24 VIEW
23rd Jun 2017
W
7 Salford Red Devils SL H 25 24 1 1 VIEW
29th Jun 2017
L
7 Leeds Rhinos SL A 22 24 VIEW
3rd Aug 2017
W
14 Castleford Tigers SL A 26 12 VIEW
11th Aug 2017
L
14 Hull FC SL H 6 8 VIEW
18th Aug 2017
L
7 Leeds Rhinos SL A 14 16 VIEW
1st Sep 2017
L
7 Wigan Warriors SL H 16 26 VIEW
21st Sep 2017
W
14 Salford Red Devils SL A 30 4 VIEW
28th Sep 2017
L
7 Castleford Tigers SLSF A 22 23 VIEW
2nd Apr 2018
W
14 Widnes Vikings SL A 28 6 VIEW
6th Apr 2018
W
14 Hull FC SL H 26 12 VIEW
15th Apr 2018
L
9 Wakefield Trinity SL A 20 24 VIEW
20th Apr 2018
W
9 Huddersfield Giants SL H 66 4 VIEW
26th Apr 2018
W
9 Salford Red Devils SL A 60 10 VIEW
3rd May 2018
W
14 Catalans Dragons SL H 26 12 VIEW
8th Jun 2018
W
14 Hull Kingston Rovers SL H 26 4 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 35 | LOSSES : 20 | DRAWS : 1

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