Mathew Philip
Position Back Row


One of the standout young players of the 2015 National Rugby Championship, Philip was a major contributor in the Stars’ run to the semi-final, only to miss the knock-out match himself with injury. His excellent form was rewarded with selection in Darren Coleman’s Australia Barbarians side that toured New Zealand.

Philip is another of the quality young players around the country to have come through the elite pathways system, playing the Australian Schoolboys and NSW Under-20s along the way, and also being part of the fames Australian Under-20s side of 2014, from which more than 20 players have now gone onto play at least at NRC level.

NRC 2016 season

Tries 2
Points 10
Carries 54
Metres 205
Successful Tackles 68
Missed Tackles 10