PLAYERS | Matthew Rieck


Panther 407

31 matches [1999-2001]

32 points [8 tries]


St. Clair junior who made his first grade debut for the Panthers against Newcastle at Penrith Stadium in 1999 coming off the bench. His third match against Brisbane would be his first starting appearance, on the wing.

Whilst only crossing for two tries in his 10 appearances in his debut NRL season, he quickly established himself as one of the fastest players in the competition, and the majority of these appearances were as a replacement back off the bench.

In 2000, he would make 7 appearances throughout the season with the majority of the appearances in the centres.

After 14 appearances in 2001, he left the Panthers and signed with the Sharks and later joined the Wests Tigers in 2005 although he was not part of their grand final winning squad and left the NRL at the end of the season, joining the Dapto Canaries in the Illawarra competition, where he played out his career.

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