Matt Faddes rugby player
Matt Faddes rugby player

Matt Faddes

6th Nov 1991 1.83m/93kg Right Wing

Faddes grew up in South Otago and has been playing for Otago since 2011, debuting against North Harbour.

He concentrated on fifteens rugby in 2015 after having had a stint with Sevens where he was called into New Zealand Sevens team in 2013 and ended up helping them to a world series win in London.

He has played most of his rugby at wing or fullback but made the centre position his own during the 2015 ITM cup campaign for Otago where he had a stand-out season, using his pace and strength to score a number of tries throughout the season.

Faddes had a fantastic debut season with the Highlanders that saw him play in all 16 of their games scoring 10 tries.

Faddes will look to build on his debut Super Rugby season, as he has been included in the Highlanders 2017 Super Rugby squad.

The Highlanders announced that versatile back Matt Faddes has put pen to paper on a new deal with the former Super Rugby champions, having re-signed with the Highlanders until 2019.

He went into the 2018 Super Rugby season with 27 Super Rugby matches to his name and 16 tries.

May 2019 saw him sign for Ulster Rugby.

(LS May 14, 2019)

Career

image Otago
Right Wing
highlanders Highlanders
Right Wing
2015 - present
Barbarians_Logo Barbarians
Right Wing
2016 - 2017