Matt Gibbon (born 3 June 1995) is an Australian rugby union player who has made a name for himself as a talented prop. He currently plays for the Rebels in the Super Rugby competition.
Gibbon was born and raised in Alstonville, a town located in the NSW Far North Coast region of Australia. He developed a passion for rugby at a young age and attended Nudgee College in Brisbane, where he represented the Australian Schools team in 2013. This experience helped him showcase his skills and lay the foundation for his future in the sport.
Gibbon is known for his prowess as a scrummager and ball carrier. He honed his skills playing for the Southern Districts club in Sydney and also had the opportunity to represent the Western Sydney Rams in 2015 and 2016.
In 2019, Gibbon's talent and hard work paid off when he earned a place in the Melbourne Rebels squad for the Super Rugby competition. His strong performances throughout the season earned him recognition and he was awarded the prestigious 'Spirit of the Weary Dunlop' award, which recognizes a player who embodies the values of the team.
Gibbon's impressive form also caught the attention of the national team selectors, and he was invited to join the Wallabies' training camp ahead of the 2019 edition of The Rugby Championship. This invitation showcased his potential and highlighted him as a player to watch in Australian rugby.
As a prop, Gibbon brings power and physicality to the game. He is known for his strong scrummaging ability, providing a solid foundation for his team in set pieces. Additionally, he possesses good ball-carrying skills, using his strength and size to make impactful runs and gain valuable meters on the field.
Gibbon's competitive nature and dedication to his craft have helped him establish himself as a reliable and respected player in the Super Rugby competition. With his potential and continued development, he has the opportunity to further make his mark on the rugby scene in Australia.
|2019 - present
|2019 - present
|2022 - present
|Greater Sydney Rams
|2015 - 2017
|NSW Country Eagles
|2017 - 2019
|2022 - 2023