TURNER Matthew < Back  
Sport Rugby Sevens
CGA England   
Gender Men
Born 18 Jan 1988 in Cape Town, SAF
Height1.75 m
Weight 82 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Great Britain
Occupation Athlete
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began playing rugby at age eight at Wynberg Boys club in South Africa.
Name of coach Simon Amor
Coach from which country? England
Coach from what year? 2013
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Outside back
International Debut
Year 2008
Competing for England
Tournament International Tournament
Location George
General Interest
Hero / Idol English rugby player Jason Robinson, New Zealand rugby player Christian Cullen (rfu.com, 12 Jul 2013)
Injuries He broke his ankle in the opening round of the 2012/13 IRB Sevens Series in the Gold Coast, Australia. (irbsevens, 17 Jan 2013)

He underwent an appendicitis operation in 2009. (rfu.com, 20 Jul 2010)
Other information FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO ENGLAND
Despite being born in Cape Town, South Africa, he qualifies to play for England through his English-born mother. (rfu.com, 12 Jul 2013)