1999 - Otago Highlanders Squad
Matthew Carrington

Born - 26. 8. 76 at Auckland
Physical - 1.81 m ; 86 kg
Position - Fullback
School - Kings College ; Auckland University
NPC Team - Otago
First Class Career - 58 games, 22 tries, 194 points
Super 12 Career - 14 games, 3 tries


Is one of the sons of three All Blacks currently playing for the Highlanders. A rarely used, but effective goal kicker, who has kicked a last minute sideline conversion to retain the Ranfurly Shield by one point for Auckland in 1996.

Nick Name - M.C
My earliest rugby memory is of - Play for Edgecumbe when I was five
The position I played at secondary school was - Centre
My favourite rugby star back then  - John Kirwan, Michael Jones
The player I respect the most is - My brother Andrew
The best thing about rugby is - Travelling and friendship
The worst thing about rugby is - Injuries
My best moment in rugby was - Playing at Carisbrook


Food - Pasta
Book/Magazine - The Firm
T.V Programme - Home Improvement/Friends
Movie - Lion King
Actor/Actress - Tommy Lee Jones
Country to visit - Italy
Ground - Carisbrook

I hate it when - There 's no food in the fridge
I'd hate to be without - Our heater
The best advice my mother gave me was - Treat people how you want to be treated
The Sportsperson I most admired is - Anyone who is the best for a long time
For relaxation I like to - Relax on the couch
If I wasn't a rugby player I'd like to be - Doctor
My other major interest is - Socialising , surfing and family
My ambition in life is
- Enjoy myself and make friends
I was stranded on a desert island I'd like to meet - My future girlfriend


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