Matt Banahan rugby player
Matt Banahan rugby player

Matt Banahan

30th Dec 1986 2.01m/110kg Left Wing

Born on the Channel Island of Jersey, Banahan's rugby career began as a second row forward due to his towering 2+ metres and over 18 stone frame.

Having spent time at London Irish Academy as a lock, Banahan moved to Bath where his career as a back began. Comfortably at both outside centre and on the wing, Banahan is a huge asset when it comes to getting over the gainline.

The destructive ball carrier operated mostly as a winger for Bath since making his debut in 2006 and has gone on to represent England at Sevens, Saxons and full national level.

Named in the wider England Sevens squad in 2007, Banahan then represented England Saxons three times in 2008, before making his senior debut in 2009 against Argentina.

He went on to earn 16 caps for England, including being selected for the 2011 World Cup squad.

Banahan has racked up over 250 appearances for Bath Rugby before Gloucester announced that he would switch West Country allegiances for the 2018/19 season.

As of the 2018/2019 Champions Cup, Banahan has had 55 European Cups appearances scoring 28 tries and 142 points.

(Jan 18)
ML 16/10/18




Career

image Gloucester Rugby
Left Wing
2018 - present
england England
Outside Centre
2009 - 2012
bath Bath Rugby
Left Wing
2006 - 2018