- Date of Birth25 Dec 2001
Mathew first began playing rugby competitively when he moved to Leicester Grammar School under the guidance of teacher and DPP coach Troy Thacker.
The centre made the move to the Stoneygate DPP set-up before progressing to the full Tigers academy.
“Mr Thacker helped me to develop my game”, he says. “Everything from perfecting the basics to applying the right mindset, it all counts if you want to make it in the game.”
“I remember coming down to Welford Road with my family when I was younger - we sat behind the posts so we could see the tries. It’s a really inspirational place.”
Getting to know you
If you could meet a famous person, dead or alive, who would it be?
Muhammad Ali, what you read and hear about him shows how much of an inspiration he was and still is.
What is your favourite song to train to?
'X Gon' Give It To Ya' by DMX.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
Read other people’s thoughts - you’d be one step ahead of the game!