FORMER ENGLAND & PREMIERSHIP RUGBY PLAYER | SEVENS COACH | TV PUNDIT
Will Matthews is a former England international rugby player, having played at under age level and on the rugby 7s international circuit where he competed all over the world on the HSBC World 7s series. He also played in the Premiership, the Amlin Challenge Cup and the Heineken Cup for Gloucester and London Wasps.
While injury and subsequent neck surgery forced Will to retire in 2011, his love of sport and deep understanding of rugby has led to his continued involvement through coaching. He has coached both the Men’s and Women’s Ireland 7s teams as well as underage Leinster teams and AIL champions Lansdowne FC.
Charming and articulate Will has also hosted specialist panels and is increasingly in demand for his expert insight in television punditry. He is an excellent motivational speaker and has detailed insights into the mental health challenges facing the retiring sportsman. He is also working hard to ensure that a Dublin 7s tournament becomes a key fixture on the world 7s circuit.