Charlie Matthews rugby player
Charlie Matthews rugby player

Charlie Matthews

23rd Jul 1992 2.01m/120kg No 4 Lock

Matthews joined the Harlequins Elite Player Development Group at the age of 15 and split his time in the senior Academy set up by studying a foundation degree in Sports Science and Sports Management at Loughborough University.

At 2.02m he is a giant of a man, able to dominate the line-outs with his superior height and athletic ability. He played for England Under-20 at the IRB Junior World Championships in both 2010 and 2011 having previously turned out for England U18.

Following an impressive 2013/14 campaign, the former Hurstpierpoint College schoolboy was called into England’s XV side to face the Barbarians at Twickenham Stadium in May 2014.

On 5th January 2016, Matthews re-signed with the Harlequins.

The second row amassed 163 appearances in the Famous Quarters between 2009 and 2018, earning 109 starts before moving to Premiership rivals Wasps ahead of the 2018/19 season and subsequently spending two years in Japan with the Kamaishi Seawaves.

He signed a deal to rejoin Harlequins ahead of the 2022/23 Premiership season.

JW August 2022


England Saxons
No 4 Lock
2014 - present
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No 4 Lock
2023 - present
england England
No 4 Lock
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No 4 Lock
2018 - 2020
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No 4 Lock
2011 - 2023