- 25 Age
- 115kg Weight
- 199cm Height
Abrasive second rower Matt Philip will line up for the Melbourne Rebels for the second consecutive year. Philip stamped his authority as one of the Rebels first choice locks this season thanks to his aggression in contact and precision at line out time.
He initially made his way in the game turning out for Sydney University in the Shute Shield where his form earned him a call up to the Sydney Stars squad ahead of the inaugural National Rugby Championship in 2014. He made 15 appearances for the Stars across two seasons and scored two tries in that time.
Philip's rise to Super Rugby level was a swift one as an injury crisis in the Force's second row saw him cross Australia from Sydney to Perth to train with them during the 2016 mid-year rugby union internationals break.