Re-signed to the NSW Waratahs ahead of the 2016 season, Matt Lucas provided crucial support for the Tahs, adding 15 NSW caps to his name after his 12 appearances for the team back in 2013.
Lucas demonstrated a strong ability to bolster the team off the bench as well as in the starting number 9 jersey when he crossed for a double against the Sunwolves during the Tahs’ inaugural match against the aside in Japan.
Lucas first joined the Waratahs when he was offered an extended playing squad contract, together with his Manly teammate, Sam Lane and fellow Waratah, Jed Holloway in 2013. In the seasons following, Lucas proved a key asset as Captain of the Manly Marlins, becoming one of the most dominant halfbacks in the Shute Shield competition.
Joining several of his Tahs teammates in the new look Sydney Rays side in the 2016 Buildcorp NRC torunament, Lucas remained a standout skipper, helping the side to the semi-finals in what was a hugely impressive campaign for all three NSW teams.
Born on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Lucas attended St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace and played for the Sunnybank Rugby Club. Lucas is one of four brothers who all play rugby
Lucas has been a member of the Australian Men’s Sevens team and was selected in 2013 with Bernard Foley for the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow. He also represented his country at the Junior World Championships in 2011 and 2012 in the national Under 20s side.
Last updated: 22/12/2016