Matty Smith

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
23-07-1987
32
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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
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BIOGRAPHY

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. Never the less 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.

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
20050004
2006 2002
20081001
TOTALS:3007

ALL MATCHES

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

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