Matt Cooper


Club Appearances: 243

Club Debut Year: 2000

Club Final Year: 2013

Position: Centre

Club Points: 496

Club Tries: 124

Representative Honours:

  • NSW Origin: 13
  • Australia: 7
Appearances breakdown:

  • St George Illawarra: 243
Points breakdown:

  • St George Illawarra: 496

No centre has played more games for the Dragons. A Shellharbour Sharks junior, represented Country Origin in 2003 and 2004 before becoming a State of Origin regular from 2005 to 2010. Made Origin debut in Game 3 of 2004 and at the end of that season was in the Kangaroos squad for the Tri Nations. Was in Australia’s top XIII for the 2005 Tri Nations and the 2006 Anzac Test. Played 15 finals matches for the Dragons from 2001 to 2011, including the 2010 Grand Final victory. Also played in the World Club Championship win in 2011. His 124 tries remains the most scored for St George Illawarra since the joint venture was established in 1999. Was the club’s leading tryscorer for the season on three occasions

Played a total of 243 games games for St George Illawarra