Matt Gidley

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
01-07-1977
N/A
23-07-2006
Newcastle Knights, Aus
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
04-02-2007 v Huddersfield Giants
Wigan Warriors
2010- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
2007-2010
123 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
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
2007 17 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
20070001
20080001
2009 2002
2010 0001
TOTALS:2005

ALL MATCHES

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

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