Matt Utai

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Monday, 25th May, 1981
Current Age
40 years and 151 days
Place Of Birth
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Awards & Accolades

Dally M Rookie Of The Year
2002

Biography

Boom Auckland centre/winger burst onto the first grade scene as a hard-running winger with the Bulldogs in 2002. Utai made his Test debut for the Kiwis against Australia in Wellington at the end of the year but injury saw him pull out of the NZ Tour of Great Britain and France. The following year Utai’s great form at club level saw him cross for 21 tries and play in every match and earned him a second Test jersey in July. NZ was soundly thrashed by Australia in that Test, 48-6, and Utai was among a number of high-profile players not selected for the return Test in October because national coach Daniel Anderson was unhappy with his players’ attitude. In 2004 Utai savoured a grand final victory with the Bulldogs – scoring tries in each half of the match – and returned to the Kiwi Test team for the 16-all draw with Australia in NZ. Injury, however, ruled him out of the Kiwis’ Tri Nations campaigns in successive years (2004-06).

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New Zealand 2002-05 4 2 -   - 8 0 3 1 0.00% List
Samoa 2008 3 2 -   - 8 2 1 0 66.67% List
Overall 2002-2008 7 4 0   0 16 2 4 1 28.57% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Samoa 2008 3 2 -   - 8 2 1 0 66.67% List
Overall 2008 3 2 0   0 8 2 1 0 66.67% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Bulldogs NRL 2002 21 13 -   - 52 19 2 0 90.48% List
Bulldogs NRL 2003 27 21 -   - 84 17 10 0 62.96% List
Bulldogs NRL 2004 19 16 -   - 64 15 4 0 78.95% List
Bulldogs NRL 2005 23 6 -   - 24 9 13 1 39.13% List
Bulldogs NRL 2006 16 7 -   - 28 9 7 0 56.25% List
Bulldogs NRL 2007 4 2 -   - 8 1 3 0 25.00% List
Bulldogs NRL 2008 12 6 -   - 24 3 9 0 25.00% List
Bulldogs NRL 2009 5 - -   - - 5 0 0 100.00% List
Wests Tigers NRL 2011 20 6 -   - 24 13 7 0 65.00% List
Wests Tigers NRL 2012 16 6 -   - 24 8 8 0 50.00% List
Wests Tigers NRL 2013 4 2 -   - 8 0 4 0 0.00% List
Overall 2002-2013 167 85 0   0 340 99 67 1 59.28% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Bulldogs 2002-09 127 71 -   - 284 78 48 1 61.42% List
Wests Tigers 2011-13 40 14 -   - 56 21 19 0 52.50% List
Overall 2002-2013 167 85 0   0 340 99 67 1 59.28% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Bulldogs 2002-2007 11 8 -   - 32 5 6 0 45.45% List
Wests Tigers 2011 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
Overall 2003-2011 13 8 0   0 32 6 7 0 46.15% List

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