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Matt Parcell

@mattparcell
DOB
30/10/1992
Birth Place
Ipswich, Australia
Position
Hooker
Weight
88kg
Height
181cm
Heritage Number
1428

BIOGRAPHY

Matt Parcell joined the Rhinos on a three-year contract from NRL side Manly Sea Eagles and made his debut on the opening day of the season against St Helens. He was one of the stars of the Rhinos team during 2017, he scored 17 tries in 31 appearances, finished runner up in the player of the season awards and won his first Super League title and was the only Rhinos player named in the Super League Dream team.

A highly rated youngster, he gave up a career in civil engineering in 2014 to pursue his dream of playing Rugby League professionally with Brisbane Broncos. A move to Manly Sea Eagles followed in 2016 where he played 15 games last season in the NRL.

In 2015, he was played under former Leeds half back Ben Walker at the highly impressive Ipswich Jets. Having made six appearances for the Broncos earlier in the season, he opted to return to his home town club to gain game time.

The move proved decisive as he helped the Jets win their inaugural Intrust Super Cup title and ended his five year career with them on a high note. The Jets gained a reputation for their attack-minded style of play, which Parcell was at the heart of scoring eight tries from three games, including five against the Easts Tigers in the Week Two elimination final.   The Fassifern Bombers junior made six NRL appearances for Brisbane before joining Manly this season.

Parcell will follow in the footsteps of his grandfather Gary Parcell when he runs out at Headingley Carnegie for the first time. Prop Gary Parcell toured with the 1959 Kangaroos and played against Leeds and Great Britain at Headingley nearly 60 years ago. His great-grandfather Percy Parcell represented Queensland as a rugged forward, his grandfather Gary represented Australia in eight Tests and alongside Noel Kelly and Dud Beattie formed an all-Ipswich Australian front row from 1959-62, while another relative, Hector Gee, scored twice in the infamous 1932 Battle of Brisbane Test against Great Britain.

His father, Steve, captained the Ipswich Jets and played alongside the likes of Allan Langer, Kerrod and Kevin Walters under Tommy Raudonikis in the 1980s.

 

Honours:

Super League Grand Final: Winner 2017

League Leaders Shield:

World Club Challenge: Finalist 2018

 

STATS

MINUTES PLAYED
373
METERS GAINED
404.3
CARRIES
36
AVERAGE GAIN
413.8
TACKLES
234
MARKER TACKLES
52
TACKLE BUSTS
13
MISSED TACKLES
6
CLEAN BREAKS
4
OFFLOADS
4
ERRORS
2
PENALTIES CONCEDED
0

Fenton Finance

DateOppositionTriesGoalsField GoalsYellow CardsRed CardsPoints
28/03/2019Castleford Tigers000000
23/03/2019Catalans Dragons000000
15/03/2019London Broncos000000
08/03/2019Hull FC000000
01/03/2019Wakefield Trinity000000
17/02/2019Salford Red Devils100004
08/02/2019Wigan Warriors000000
02/02/2019Warrington Wolves000000
Total100004
DateOppositionTTATKMTMITBATCMAGCBDREFTGMGOFPYCRC
28/03/2019Castleford Tigers001741103227.30200000100
23/03/2019Catalans Dragons0017430022110.50100000000
15/03/2019London Broncos01511636088710.92600002000
08/03/2019Hull FC002632004317.80300000200
01/03/2019Wakefield Trinity0030811044411.00310000000
17/02/2019Salford Red Devils1225413077010.02400000200
08/02/2019Wigan Warriors002541204276.80210001000
02/02/2019Warrington Wolves004394004389.50300001100
Total1323452161303634073.842420004600
Stats Key
  • T: Tries
  • TA: Try Assists
  • TC: Tackles
  • MT: Marker Tackles
  • MIT: Missed Tackles
  • TB: Tackle Busts
  • AT: Attacking Kicks
  • C: Carries
  • M: Metres
  • AG: Average Gain
  • CB: Clean Break
  • DR: Run From Dummy Half
  • E: Errors
  • FT: Forty Twenty
  • G: Goals
  • MG: Missed Goals
  • OF: Offload
  • P: Penalties
  • YC: Yellow Card
  • RC: Red Card
COMPETITION
APPEARANCES
TRIES
GOALS
DROP GOALS
POINTS
LADBROKES CHALLENGE CUP 2018
4
7
10
-
-
LADBROKES CHALLENGE CUP 2018
4
7
10
79
-
LADBROKES CHALLENGE CUP 2018
4
7
10
35
-
LADBROKES CHALLENGE CUP 2018
4
7
10
18
-