Matthew James Andrew Cooper

Surname: 
Cooper
First names: 
Matthew James Andrew
Known by: 
Matt
Country: 
New Zealand
Player number: 
887
No of AB games: 
26
AB years: 
1987 - 1996
Clubs: 

Napier Tech OB, Marist OB
Hamilton Marist

Provincial teams: 

Hawkes Bay 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989
Waikato 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
NZ Colts 1987
NZ Divisional XV 1988, 1989

Super teams: 

Highlanders 1996
Chiefs 1997, 1998, 1999

Provincial captain: 

Hawkes Bay 1989

Biography: 

1985: Centre [7], Fullback [3] - 10 games - 3 tries, 6 C, 5 P (39 pts)
1986: Centre [4], Fullback [11] - 15 games - 4 tries, 15 C, 19 P, 1 DG (106 pts)
1987: AB's: Centre - 2 tour games - 3 tries (12 pts)
1987: Centre[10], Fullback [3] - 13 games - 6 tries, 1 P (27 pts)
1987: NZ Colts: Centre {3}, Fullback [1] - 4 games
1988: Centre [6], Fullback [4] - 10 games - 3 tries, 8 C, 1 P (31 pts)
1988: Central Zone: Centre - 2 games
1988: NZ Divisional XV: 1/5 [1], Centre [2], Fullback [3] - 6 games - 1 try (4 pts)
1989: Centre [10], Fullback [5] - 15 games - 2 tries, 21 C, 30 P (140 pts)
1989: Central Zone: Fullback - 2 games - 4 C, 1 P (11 pts)
1989: Possibles: Centre - 1 game - 1 try (4 pts)
1989: NZ Divisional XV: Fullback - 1 game
1990: Centre - 13 games - 4 tries, 43 C, 17 P (153 pts)
1990: Probables: Centre - 1 game - 3 C, 2 P (12 pts)
1991: Centre [4], Fullback [4] - 8 games - 22 C, 18 P (98 pts)
1992: AB's: 2/5 - 1 tour game, Wing - 1 test, Fullback - 1 tests, 6 tour games - 6 tries (2 @ 4), 21 C, 8 P (94 pts)
1992: Centre [16], Fullback [2] - 18 games - 4 tries (3 @ 4), 55 C, 34 P, 1 DG (232 pts)
1992: Probables: Fullback - 1 game - 1 try, 5 C, 3 P (29 pts)
1992: Saracens: Fullback - 1 game - 1 C, 2 P (8 pts)
1992: NZRFU President XV: Fullback - 1 game - 1 P (3 pts)
1993: AB's: 2/5 - 2 tests, 4 tour games, Wing - 1 test, Fullback - 1 test, 1 tour game - 11 C, 18 P (76 pts)
1993: Centre [10], Fullback [8] - 18 games - 6 tries, 27 C, 57 P (255 pts)
1993: Probables: 2nd game: 2/5 - 1 game - 1 C, 1 P (5 pts)
1993: NZ Trial: Probables: Fullback - 1 game - 1 C, 2 P (8 pts)
1994: AB's: 2/5 - 2 tests - 6 P (18 pts)
1994: Centre - 15 games - 10 tries, 29 C, 23 P (177 pts)
1994: Possibles: 2/5 - 1 game - 5 C, 3 P (19 pts)
1994: Probables: 2/5 - 1 game - 2 C (4 pts)
1995: Fullback - 6 games - 1 try, 12 C, 10 P (59 pts)
1996: AB's: Fullback - 4 tour games - 3 tries, 3 C, 1 P (24 pts)
1996: Hi: Centre [5], Fullback [3] - 8 games - 4 tries, 12 C, 14 P (86 pts)
1996: 2/5 [1], Centre [5], Fullback [1] - 7 games - 3 tries, 14 C, 11 P (76 pts)
1997: Ch: Fullback - 9 games - 1 try, 14 C, 25 P (108 pts)
1997: 2/5 [11], Fullback [2] - 13 games - 4 tries, 43 C, 34 P (208 pts)
1998: Ch: 2/5 [1], Centre [1], Fullback [3], Sub [2] - 7 games - 2 tries, 6 C, 11 P (55 pts)
1998: 2/5 [11], Sub [1] - 12 games - 3 tries, 47 C, 23 P (178 pts)
1999: Ch: 2/5 [1], Fullback [2], Sub [6] - 9 games - 5 C, 14 P (52 pts)
1999: 2/5 [13], Sub [1] - 14 games - 3 tries, 39 C, 25 P (168 pts)

Sub Total: AB's: 8 tests, 18 tour games (224 pts):
Super: Ch: 25 games (215 pts): Hi: 8 games (86 pts):
Prov: HB: 63 games (343 pts): Wai: 124 games (1,604 pts):             
Others: 24 games (107 pts)

Total: 270 games (2,579 pts)

Played for Croatia