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 of Matt Gidley



HERITAGE NO : 1165
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 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
20070001
20080001
2009 2002
2010 0001
TOTALS:2005

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
28th Jan 2007 --
W
3 Leigh Centurions* Fr H 40 10 VIEW
4th Feb 2007 1
W
3 Huddersfield Giants SL A 18 10 VIEW
9th Feb 2007 2
L
3 Harlequins RL SL H 6 14 1 VIEW
18th Feb 2007 3
L
3 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL A 22 29 VIEW
23rd Feb 2007 4
W
3 Brisbane Broncos WCC N 18 14 VIEW
2nd Mar 2007 5
W
3 Bradford Bulls SL H 34 22 VIEW
9th Mar 2007 6
W
3 Warrington Wolves SL A 48 12 3 VIEW
17th Mar 2007 7
L
3 Hull FC SL A 12 24 VIEW
23rd Mar 2007 8
W
3 Hull Kingston Rovers SL H 42 14 1 VIEW
30th Mar 2007 9
W
3 Batley Bulldogs CCC4 H 78 14 1 VIEW
6th Apr 2007 10
W
3 Wigan Warriors SL A 32 14 1 VIEW
9th Apr 2007 11
W
3 Salford City Reds SL H 48 4 1 VIEW
13th Apr 2007 12
W
3 Catalans Dragons SL H 53 10 1 VIEW
29th Apr 2007 13
W
3 Harlequins RL SL A 44 6 2 VIEW
5th May 2007 14
W
3 Wigan Warriors SL N 34 18 1 VIEW
11th May 2007 15
W
3 Rochdale Hornets CCC5 N 70 10 VIEW
18th May 2007 16
W
3 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL H 34 14 2 VIEW
28th May 2007 17
W
3 Warrington Wolves SL A 40 12 VIEW
9th Jun 2007 18
W
3 Warrington Wolves CCC6 H 25 14 VIEW
17th Jun 2007 19
W
3 Hull Kingston Rovers SL A 40 0 1 VIEW
30th Jun 2007 20
W
3 Huddersfield Giants SL H 54 4 VIEW
6th Jul 2007 21
L
3 Leeds Rhinos SL H 10 22 VIEW
15th Jul 2007 22
L
3 Bradford Bulls SL A 4 10 VIEW
20th Jul 2007 23
W
3 Wigan Warriors SL H 19 12 VIEW
28th Jul 2007 24
W
3 Bradford Bulls CCCSF N 35 14 1 VIEW
3rd Aug 2007 25
W
3 Hull FC SL H 31 20 VIEW
11th Aug 2007 26
L
3 Catalans Dragons SL A 0 21 VIEW
17th Aug 2007 27
W
1 Salford City Reds SL A 32 20 1 VIEW
25th Aug 2007 28
W
3 Catalans Dragons CCCF N 30 8 VIEW
31st Aug 2007 29
W
3 Harlequins RL SL H 32 10 VIEW
7th Sep 2007 30
W
3 Warrington Wolves SL H 36 16 VIEW
14th Sep 2007 31
L
3 Wigan Warriors SL A 12 20 VIEW
28th Sep 2007 32
W
3 Leeds Rhinos SLQSF H 10 8 VIEW
13th Oct 2007 33
L
3 Leeds Rhinos SLGF N 6 33 VIEW
2nd Feb 2008 --
W
3 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats * Fr H 38 22 VIEW
10th Feb 2008 34
L
3 Hull Kingston Rovers SL A 22 24 VIEW
15th Feb 2008 35
W
3 Warrington Wolves SL H 30 22 VIEW
22nd Feb 2008 36
W
3 Bradford Bulls SL A 22 16 VIEW
2nd Mar 2008 37
W
3 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL H 34 30 VIEW
7th Mar 2008 38
W
3 Hull FC SL H 30 29 VIEW
15th Mar 2008 39
L
3 Catalans Dragons SL A 10 24 VIEW
21st Mar 2008 40
W
3 Wigan Warriors SL H 46 10 1 VIEW
24th Mar 2008 41
L
3 Huddersfield Giants SL A 26 28 VIEW
28th Mar 2008 42
L
3 Leeds Rhinos SL H 10 14 VIEW
6th Apr 2008 43
L
3 Castleford Tigers SL A 24 30 VIEW
11th Apr 2008 44
W
3 Harlequins RL SL H 58 12 1 VIEW
20th Apr 2008 45
W
1 London Skolars CCC4 H 56 0 VIEW
25th Apr 2008 46
W
1 Warrington Wolves SL A 30 22 VIEW
4th May 2008 47
W
3 Wigan Warriors SL N 57 16 1 VIEW
10th May 2008 48
W
3 Warrington Wolves CCC5 H 40 34 VIEW
17th May 2008 49
W
3 Catalans Dragons SL H 28 10 VIEW
25th May 2008 50
W
3 Hull FC SL A 16 8 VIEW
1st Jun 2008 51
W
3 Hull Kingston Rovers CCC6 A 24 18 VIEW
6th Jun 2008 52
W
3 Hull Kingston Rovers SL H 52 10 2 VIEW
20th Jun 2008 53
W
3 Leeds Rhinos SL A 26 12 VIEW
29th Jun 2008 54
W
3 Huddersfield Giants SL H 46 16 VIEW
5th Jul 2008 55
W
3 Harlequins RL SL A 54 0 VIEW
11th Jul 2008 56
W
3 Castleford Tigers SL H 68 12 1 VIEW
18th Jul 2008 57
W
3 Wigan Warriors SL A 46 12 1 1 VIEW
26th Jul 2008 58
W
3 Leeds Rhinos CCCSF N 26 16 VIEW
3rd Aug 2008 59
W
3 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL A 42 10 1 VIEW
9th Aug 2008 60
W
3 Warrington Wolves SL H 17 16 VIEW
17th Aug 2008 61
W
3 Harlequins RL SL A 32 16 1 VIEW
30th Aug 2008 62
W
3 Hull FC CCCF N 28 16 1 VIEW
5th Sep 2008 63
D
3 Wigan Warriors SL H 16 16 2 VIEW
19th Sep 2008 64
W
3 Leeds Rhinos SLQSF H 38 10 1 VIEW
4th Oct 2008 65
L
3 Leeds Rhinos SLGF N 16 24 1 VIEW
18th Jan 2009 --
W
14 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats * Fr H 26 22 VIEW
1st Feb 2009 --
W
3 Widnes Vikings * Fr A 54 6 2 VIEW
13th Feb 2009 66
W
3 Warrington Wolves SL H 26 14 2 VIEW
22nd Feb 2009 67
W
3 Huddersfield Giants SL A 23 6 VIEW
27th Feb 2009 68
L
3 Hull Kingston Rovers SL H 19 20 VIEW
7th Mar 2009 69
W
3 Celtic Crusaders SL A 4 0 VIEW
13th Mar 2009 70
W
3 Salford City Reds SL H 38 12 VIEW
20th Mar 2009 71
W
3 Leeds Rhinos SL H 26 18 2 VIEW
27th Mar 2009 72
W
3 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL A 42 18 1 2 VIEW
5th Apr 2009 73
W
3 Leeds Rhinos CCC4 A 22 18 1 VIEW
9th Apr 2009 74
W
3 Wigan Warriors SL A 19 12 1 VIEW
13th Apr 2009 75
W
3 Hull FC SL H 44 22 VIEW
19th Apr 2009 76
W
3 Castleford Tigers SL A 68 22 VIEW
2nd May 2009 77
L
3 Wigan Warriors SL N 18 38 VIEW
10th May 2009 78
W
3 Catalans Dragons CCC5 H 42 8 VIEW
16th May 2009 79
W
3 Catalans Dragons SL A 32 28 VIEW
22nd May 2009 80
W
3 Harlequins RL SL H 22 12 VIEW
30th May 2009 81
W
3 Gateshead Thunder CCC6 A 66 6 2 VIEW
5th Jun 2009 82
W
3 Hull FC SL A 30 6 VIEW
12th Jun 2009 83
W
3 Castleford Tigers SL H 50 10 VIEW
21st Jun 2009 84
W
3 Bradford Bulls SL A 44 18 VIEW
26th Jun 2009 85
W
3 Celtic Crusaders SL H 30 0 1 VIEW
17th Jul 2009 86
L
3 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL H 20 22 VIEW
25th Jul 2009 87
W
1 Harlequins RL SL A 44 24 VIEW
31st Jul 2009 88
W
3 Wigan Warriors SL H 10 6 1 VIEW
9th Aug 2009 89
L
3 Huddersfield Giants CCCSF N 14 24 VIEW
16th Aug 2009 90
L
3 Hull Kingston Rovers SL A 10 26 VIEW
21st Aug 2009 91
W
3 Huddersfield Giants SL H 12 10 1 VIEW
4th Sep 2009 92
L
3 Leeds Rhinos SL A 10 18 VIEW
11th Sep 2009 93
L
3 Catalans Dragons SL H 12 24 VIEW
19th Sep 2009 94
W
3 Huddersfield Giants SLQPO2 H 15 2 VIEW
3rd Oct 2009 95
W
3 Wigan Warriors SLQSF2 H 14 10 VIEW
10th Oct 2009 96
L
3 Leeds Rhinos SLGF N 10 18 VIEW
22nd Jan 2010 --
W
4 Halifax* Fr H 38 18 VIEW
6th Feb 2010 97
L
3 Hull FC SL H 12 32 1 VIEW
14th Feb 2010 98
W
3 Bradford Bulls SL A 38 6 VIEW
20th Feb 2010 99
W
3 Catalans Dragons SL A 42 12 2 VIEW
26th Feb 2010 100
W
3 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL H 22 16 VIEW
19th Mar 2010 101
W
3 Warrington Wolves SL H 28 18 VIEW
28th Mar 2010 102
W
3 Huddersfield Giants SL A 24 6 VIEW
2nd Apr 2010 103
L
3 Wigan Warriors SL H 10 18 VIEW
5th Apr 2010 104
W
3 Castleford Tigers SL A 52 18 VIEW
9th May 2010 105
W
3 Harlequins RL RLCC5 A 30 10 VIEW
15th May 2010 106
L
3 Salford City Reds SL A 34 42 VIEW
21st May 2010 107
W
3 Hull Kingston Rovers SL H 68 12 1 VIEW
29th May 2010 108
W
3 Barrow Raiders RLCC6 H 32 12 1 VIEW
4th Jun 2010 109
L
3 Hull FC SL A 26 27 VIEW
11th Jun 2010 110
W
3 Huddersfield Giants SL H 30 22 1 VIEW
20th Jun 2010 111
W
3 Wigan Warriors SL A 26 24 VIEW
25th Jun 2010 112
W
3 Salford City Reds SL H 58 34 VIEW
3rd Jul 2010 113
L
3 Leeds Rhinos SL A 24 28 VIEW
9th Jul 2010 114
L
3 Catalans Dragons SL H 20 30 VIEW
18th Jul 2010 115
W
3 Harlequins RL SL H 32 18 VIEW
25th Jul 2010 116
W
3 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL A 50 6 VIEW
7th Aug 2010 117
L
3 Leeds Rhinos RLCCSF N 28 32 1 VIEW
13th Aug 2010 118
W
3 Bradford Bulls SL H 60 12 VIEW
21st Aug 2010 119
W
3 Crusaders SL A 36 10 VIEW
4th Sep 2010 120
W
3 Castleford Tigers SL H 40 30 1 VIEW
10th Sep 2010 121
W
3 Warrington Wolves SLQSF H 28 12 VIEW
24th Sep 2010 122
W
3 Huddersfield Giants SLQSF H 42 22 VIEW
2nd Oct 2010 123
L
3 Wigan Warriors SLGF N 10 22 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 97 | LOSSES : 30 | DRAWS : 1

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