Mato, a powerful second rower from Queensland comes to the QLD Reds from Whangarei, New Zealand. Having already made her debut to Australian rugby in the AON Uni 7s series for Griffith University, as well as earning representative honours in the Queensland 7s program and playing for the Sunnybank Rugby Club. Mato is no stranger to Australian rugby and is looking to make a powerful impact in the 2018 competition.
Thus far, in her 18 years, Shannon has had the honour of competing for both the famous Queensland Reds and Maroons – in sevens and under 15s/16s respectively. Hailing from Whangaeri in New Zealand’s Northland region, in her athletic career, she has also competed in touch football and volleyball, and is a self-professed lover of all things rugby.