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The Huddersfield Giants

Matt Gardner

Matt Gardner

Mat Gardner
 
Mat Gardner

Gardner joined the Giants from the Leeds Rhinos and is predominently a winger.

Gardner, who is 192 cm and 98 kg, has played in 3 Academy Grand Finals with Leeds. He has represented the Lancashire Academy and also was selected in the England Academy team that beat the Australian Schoolboys last year.

In 2004, he played Super League whilst on loan with Castleford and at the end of that season, was selected for the Cumbria team that played against the Anzacs.

It is rumoured that Gardner can do the 100 metres in 11 seconds- so one to watch out for in Super League
 
 
Position – Wing/Centre
Rep Honours – 2 games for Cumbria(2004,2005),England Academy representative(2004)Lancashire Academy Representative
Weight – 97 kilograms
Height – 186 cm

Mat is a powerful outside back. Rumoured to be able to run 100m in 11 seconds, he is also big and difficult to stop. He has played in 3 Academy Grand Finals with Leeds and also has Super League experience from a loan spell at Castleford in 2004, where he scored one try. He will be looking to make a place on the wing his own in 2006, and to recreate the try-scoring exploits of his brother, St Helens and Great Britain star Ade.

Who has been the biggest influence on your career to date? My brothers

Who is the best player you have played with? Danny McGuire

And the toughest opponent played against? Mark O'meley

What is your favourite Super League away ground? St Helens

What would you be if you weren't a Rugby League player? Welder

What are your plans after you have finished your playing career? Coach

Who is the best and worst dresser at the club? Best - Me, Worst - Jon Grayshon

Funniest thing seen on a rugby field? Our kit man, when I played for England, slipping over when running off with the kicking tee

What is your greatest fear? Getting a bad injury

What is your favourite film? Any given Sunday, Gladiator

Favourite holiday destination? Brazil

Ideal car? Black Porscho 911

Favourite TV programme? Little Britain

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