|Date of birth||12 July 1994|
|Debut||Suva, Fiji - 2017|
Hometown: Sydney, NSW
Matthew has converted to the Australian Sevens program after representing the Cronulla Sharks in Rugby League development competitions. Hood is a product of Newington College, and still represents his club side, Sydney University in XVs Rugby.
Joining the Aussie Sevens squad in Munich, Germany for the Oktoberfest Sevens after impressing Australian Head Coach Andy Friend in Mackay, particularly in the 50-0 win over the Regional Queensland Invitational side. Hood's performance in Germany earned him his first cap at the Oceania Sevens in Suva, Fiji where he also scored a try on debut.