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Matthew Allwood

Matthew Allwood
  • Date of Birth: 16-11-1992
  • Height: 185
  • Weight: 93
  • Position: Centre, Wing
  • Rep. Honours: Country NSW Under 18s, 17s, NSW CHS
  • Junior Clubs: Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School
  • Previous Clubs: Nil
  • FG Debut: Yet to make debut
  • Club Debut: Yet to make debut

Matt Allwood arrived in Canberra from Farrer Agricultural High School, the same rugby league nursery that provided the Raiders with club stalwarts such as Alan Tongue and Tom Learoyd-Lahrs.

The lightning quick outside back progressed through to the club’s first grade squad in 2013 after starring in the centres for Canberra’s Toyota Cup side in 2012 and many within the club are predicting that Allwood will follow Tongue and Learoyd-Lahrs’ path and play first grade at some point in the future.

Allwood was dynamic in the centres for Mounties in the NSW Cup in 2013 in what was his first full season of senior rugby league. His development will continue to be furthered by another full pre-season with the NRL squad and the confidence he derived from his impressive season with Mounties.

The NSW Under 17s representative is blessed with a plethora of speed and is hard catch when in open pastures. Whilst his attacking game receives plenty of plaudits, Raiders Recruitment Manager David Hamilton praises the 21 year olds ruthless approach to defence.