Biography

The Reds have secured ITM Cup-winning Canterbury lock Ben Matwijow for the 2016 Super Rugby season. Matwijow joins the Reds as cover for Wallaby lock Kane Douglas, who suffered a knee injury in the Rugby World Cup Final in London. The Reds' lock stocks also include World Cup starter Rob Simmons and former Rebels player Cadeyrn Neville, who won the National Rugby Championship with Brisbane City earlier this year. Matwijow has previous training experience with the Rebels (2012) and Force (2013), featuring in their match against the touring British & Irish Lions. The lock also played for NSW Country Eagles in the 2014 National Rugby Championship and joined Canterbury ahead of the 2015 season in order to further develop his game.

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