Matthew Veater

Matthew Veater

Position: Lock

Date Of Birth 11/07/1976 (42)
Place Of Birth Abergavenny
Height 196cm / 6' 5"
Weight 108kg / 17st

Mathew Veater played for Blackwood from U12s until he was 24 and played for three seasons without missing a single game. After a brief spell with Cross Keys he joined Newport, playing 163 games for the Black and Ambers over six seasons. In 2004 he was elected club captain and the following season he was vice captain of the side. The summer of 2008 saw Veats transfer to Cardiff, making his debut in a preseason friendly against Falmouth on 16th August 2008, the following week-end he was captain in a 14-7 away win against Coventry. Over the next two seasons he played 57 games for the Blue and Blacks, but at the end of the season he damaged his neck in a match. Although the injury improved and he tried to resurrect his career with Pontypool he was forced to retire from the game.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  2008/2009 28 22 0 6 2 0 0 0 10  
  2009/2010 29 15 2 12 3 0 0 0 15  
  Total 57 37 2 18 5 0 0 0 25  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  16/08/2008 Falmouth SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 80 - 8  
  22/08/2008 Coventry SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 7  
  30/08/2008 Merthyr SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 36 - 14  
  27/09/2008 Pontypridd SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 28 - 32  
  04/10/2008 Llandovery SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 9  
  11/10/2008 Ebbw Vale SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 25 - 26  
  18/10/2008 Neath SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 27  
  25/10/2008 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 26  
  01/11/2008 Glamorgan Wanderers SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 21  
  15/11/2008 Llanelli SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 32  
  28/11/2008 Beddau SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 52 - 11  
  06/12/2008 Pontypool SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 36 - 6  
  13/12/2008 Cross Keys SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 15  
  20/12/2008 Bethesda SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 55 - 17  
  27/12/2008 Bedwas SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 43 - 0  
  13/02/2009 Aberavon Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 3  
  21/02/2009 Llanelli Rep 1 0 0 0 5 L 25 - 29  
  28/02/2009 Ebbw Vale SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 13  
  07/03/2009 Neath SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 19  
  17/03/2009 Cross Keys SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 18  
  28/03/2009 Bridgend Ravens SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 13  
  04/04/2009 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 22  
  10/04/2009 Bedwas SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 39 - 18  
  17/04/2009 Glamorgan Wanderers SR 1 0 0 0 5 W 29 - 13  
  25/04/2009 Llanelli SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 36 - 9  
  28/04/2009 Pontypridd Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 22  
  02/05/2009 Pontypool SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 32  
  08/05/2009 Aberavon Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 40 - 41  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  15/08/2009 Cornish Pirates SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 60  
  29/08/2009 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 29 - 35  
  19/09/2009 Cross Keys SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 32 - 32  
  26/09/2009 Llandovery Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 20 - 25  
  03/10/2009 Pontypool SR 1 0 0 0 5 W 38 - 10  
  10/10/2009 Carmarthen Quins SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 16  
  17/10/2009 Bedwas Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 22  
  25/10/2009 Neath SR 1 0 0 0 5 W 39 - 27  
  31/10/2009 Pontypridd SR 1 0 0 0 5 L 12 - 20  
  07/11/2009 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 17 - 23  
  20/11/2009 Pontypridd SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 16  
  28/11/2009 Birmingham & Solihull Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 51 - 20  
  05/12/2009 Llanelli SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 10  
  12/12/2009 Pontypridd SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 20  
  26/12/2009 Glamorgan Wanderers SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 26  
  16/01/2010 Bedlinog SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 7 - 3  
  23/01/2010 Llandovery SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 45 - 5  
  13/02/2010 Doncaster Knights SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 34  
  20/02/2010 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 20  
  27/02/2010 Rotherham Titans SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 27  
  19/03/2010 Bedwas Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 17 - 21  
  27/03/2010 Bedwas Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 24  
  31/03/2010 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 17  
  03/04/2010 Aberavon SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 23  
  07/04/2010 Cross Keys SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 16  
  10/04/2010 Llanelli Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 24 - 42  
  13/04/2010 Aberavon SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 31 - 31  
  21/04/2010 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 19 - 34  
  29/04/2010 Llanelli SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 14  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
Clubs: - Blackwood - Cardiff - Cross Keys - Newport -
Region: - Dragons -
Invitational: - Barbarians - Crawshays - Dragons Premiership Select -

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