Richie Mathers

Richie Mathers

Player Details

PositionFull Back
ClubUnattached/Free Agent
Squad Number0

Recent Games Played

05/06/2016ChampionshipBradford 14 - 16 Dewsbury
28/05/2016ChampionshipBradford 20 - 24 Leigh
28/03/2016ChampionshipHalifax 14 - 10 Bradford
24/03/2016ChampionshipBradford 28 - 20 London B
13/03/2016ChampionshipBatley 24 - 24 Bradford

Profile

 

Mathers started his career at amateur club Milford Marlins ARLFC, based in Leeds and signed with the Leeds Rhinos academy side at the age of 18. He was given a loan spell at Warrington Wolves, where he made seven appearances before returning to the Rhinos and breaking into the first team at the end of the 2002 season. Mathers made 88 appearances for the Rhinos, scoring 26 tries in that time including scoring against Canterbury Bulldogs in the World Club Challenge in 2005. 

Mathers suffered a serious knee injury during the summer of 2006 against Hull FC at Headingly, ending his season and Leeds Rhinos career. The following season he made the move to Australian Rugby League, signing for Gold Coast Titans. The fullback played six rounds for the Titans and looked on good form before rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. The injury kept Mathers out for the remainder of the season and on the 6th November 2007 it was announced that he had signed a 3 year contract with Wigan Warriors.

Mathers made his Warriors debut in a friendly against Widnes Vikings which saw Wigan win 42-18 and Richie score two tries. He became the only player to be sent off twice during the 2008 season, first for a high tackle on Warrington’s Matt King in the fifth round then for leading with an elbow on Wakefield’s Jason Demetriou in round 25. 

Mathers then made a return to Warrington Wolves for the 2009 season, where he won two successive Challenge Cups, firstly against Huddersfield Giants in 2009 then against his old club Leeds in the Challenge Cup Final in 2010. The signing of 2009 Man of Steel Brett Hodgson caused speculation over Mathers’ future at the Wolves, as questions were asked over whether he would be first choice fullback for the following season.

In July 2010 Mathers turned down a one year contract with Warrington in favour of signing on with Castleford Tigers in a three year deal. He made 22 appearences for the Tigers, scoring 7 tries, before it was announced that he would join local rivals Wakefield on a season long loan for the 2012 season.


 

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Matches

07/02/201615:00ChampionshipBradford Bulls22 - 12Featherstone Rovers
13/02/201619:30ChampionshipWhitehaven RLFC10 - 46Bradford Bulls
28/02/201615:00ChampionshipBradford Bulls32 - 32Leigh Centurions
13/03/201615:00ChampionshipBatley Bulldogs24 - 24Bradford Bulls
24/03/201620:00ChampionshipBradford Bulls28 - 20London Broncos
28/03/201615:00ChampionshipHalifax RLFC14 - 10Bradford Bulls
28/05/201619:00ChampionshipBradford Bulls20 - 24Leigh Centurions
05/06/201615:00ChampionshipBradford Bulls14 - 16Dewsbury Rams