Matt Talaese

Matt Talaese
Position PropD.O.B. 31/01/1989Height 6ft 1Weight 126KG

Matt Talase joined the Knights in early October from New Zealand side Wellsford RFC and played for French Division Two side RC Massy Essonne until May this year, where he made 10 appearances last season.

Before that the 29 year-old spent three years at Northland in New Zealand and also spent three seasons at Counties Manukau, another New Zealand outfit, from 2011, where he made 22 appearances in three seasons.

The Samoan also has three caps for his countries A side, all coming in the 2016/17 World Rugby Pacific Challenge. 

Matt made his debut in the Championship Cup against Yorkshire Carnegie.

League Table

1 London Irish 69
2 Ealing Trailfinders 60
3 Bedford Blues 49
4 Jersey Reds 47
5 Cornish Pirates 47
6 Nottingham 38
7 Coventry 34
8 Doncaster Knights 32
9 London Scottish 32
10 Yorkshire Carnegie 25
11 Richmond 17
12 Hartpury College 17