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Matthew Rees
Matthew Rees

Born in Tonyrefail, Rees joined the Cardiff Blues and was named regional captain in 2013 after his switch from the Scarlets, where he made over 170 appearances.

His early rugby education saw him represent the Celtic Warriors and Pontypridd before signing with the west Walian outfit.

Rees made his debut for Wales against the USA in 2005 and has gone on to win over 50 caps and been Wales captain. He was also selected for the Lions tour to South Africa in 2009, playing in all three Test matches, and started alongside fellow Welsh front-row internationals Gethin Jenkins and Adam Jones in the Second Test.

Rees equalled the record held by Garin Jenkins for the most Wales caps as hooker in February 2013 against Ireland with 58 caps.

His first season at Blues was interupted by an enforced spell away from the game for medicial treatment. However, the inspirational front row made his return in 2014 and capped his comeback when he was named in the 32-man Wales squad to tour South Africa. 

DOB9th Dec 1980
BirthplaceTonyrefail, Wales
Height1.88 m (6' 2")
Weight109 kg (17 st 2 lb)
PositionHooker
HonoursWales (60 caps)
Date Opposition Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
01/09/2017
Edinburgh Rugby







62
08/09/2017
Leinster Rugby







61
16/09/2017
Glasgow Warriors







53
30/09/2017
Munster Rugby







57
06/10/2017
Dragons







20
13/10/2017
Lyon







40
28/10/2017
Scarlets







3
04/11/2017
Zebre Rugby Club
1





5
64
24/11/2017
Connacht Rugby







67
09/12/2017
Sale Sharks







66
17/12/2017
Sale Sharks







51
26/12/2017
Dragons







62
31/12/2017
Scarlets







62
14/01/2018
Toulouse







69
20/01/2018
Lyon







61
10/02/2018
Toyota Cheetahs







62
17/02/2018
Munster Rugby







51
24/03/2018
Ulster Rugby







12
Total Played 18 1
0
0
0
1
0
5
923
CompetitionTeamPlayedTriesConvDGPenYCRCPts
2017-2018 - European Rugby Challenge Cup
Cardiff Blues
5







2017-2018 - GUINNESS PRO14
Cardiff Blues
11 +2
1



1

5
2017-2018 Total

16 +2
1



1

5
2016-2017 - Anglo Welsh Cup
Cardiff Blues
1







2016-2017 - Champions Cup Play Offs
Cardiff Blues
1







2016-2017 - European Rugby Challenge Cup
Cardiff Blues
2 +4







2016-2017 - GUINNESS PRO12
Cardiff Blues
5 +12







2016-2017 Total

9 +16







2015-2016 - European Rugby Challenge Cup
Cardiff Blues
0 +3





1

2015-2016 - GUINNESS PRO12
Cardiff Blues
10 +5
1





5
2015-2016 Total

10 +8
1




1
5
2014-2015 - European Rugby Challenge Cup
Cardiff Blues
5 +1




1


2014-2015 - Guinness PRO12
Cardiff Blues
11 +6







2014-2015 Total

16 +7




1


2013-2014 - Heineken Cup
Cardiff Blues
1







2013-2014 - RaboDirect PRO12
Cardiff Blues
7 +3







2013-2014 Total

8 +3







Total - European Rugby Challenge Cup

12 +8




1
1

Total - GUINNESS PRO14

44 +28
2



1

10
Total - Anglo Welsh Cup

1







Total - Champions Cup Play Offs

1







Total - European Rugby Champions Cup

1







Total

59 +36
2
0
0
0
2
1
10
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