Matt Garvey rugby player
Matt Garvey rugby player

Matt Garvey

23rd Oct 1987 1.98m/125kg Blindside Flanker

Having graduated from the London Irish Academy in 2009, Matt Garvey went on to become an integral member of the setup at the Madejski Stadium.

The dynamic second row / back row forward also earned representative honours with the England Saxons side. His call up in 2013 came just a year after he underwent a serious neck operation.

Since joining Bath Rugby from London Irish in the 2013/14 season, he has gone on to establish himself as a key figure in the first team squad.

Essex-born Garvey poses a potent threat in all facets of play, and has made a name for himself in the Premiership for his tough tackling and dominance at the breakdown.

In July 2017, Bath announced that Garvey would captain the side during the 2017/18 season. A fracture and dislocation to his ankle in December 2019 and then a calf tear just as he was set to return resulted in 11 months on the sidelines for the talisman and leader.

The experienced forward departed Bath in July 2020 before signing a short-term deal with Gloucester.


image Gloucester Rugby
No 4 Lock
2020 - present
Campion School, Essex logo Campion School, Essex
Blindside Flanker
london-irish London Irish
No 4 Lock
2009 - 2013
England Saxons
No 4 Lock
2015 - 2015
bath Bath Rugby
No 4 Lock
2013 - 2020