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Matt Banahan
England
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Full name Matthew Andrew Banahan
Born December 30, 1986, St Brelade, Jersey
Current age 27 years 361 days
Major teams Bath Rugby, England A, England
Position Wing
Height 6 ft 7 in
Weight 242 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2009-2011 16 9 7 20 4 0 0 0 9 7 0 56.25
Five/Six Nations 2011-2011 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 75.00
IRB Rugby World Cup 2011-2011 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 66.66

Career statistics
Test debut England v Argentina at Manchester, Jun 6, 2009 match details
Last Test England v France at Auckland, Oct 8, 2011 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2007-2014 122 116 6 190 38 0 0 0 74 41 7 63.52
Bath Rugby 2007-2014 122 116 6 190 38 0 0 0 74 41 7 63.52
Profile

Born in St.Helier, Jersey, Banahan's career sparked into life when he traded the back-five of the scrum at the London Irish Academy for Bath and a place in the back-three.

At 6' 7" and over 18 stone, Banahan's power is his major asset and was immediately evidenced as he scored 16 tries in his debut season at The Rec. In 2008, he made his England Saxons bow, having already represented the Sevens side, and made his full Test debut in 2009 against Argentina at Old Trafford. He scored tries in his first two Tests, both against the Pumas, and added a third when the sides met at Twickenham the following November.

In 2010, he toured Australia with England and notched a try against the Australian Barbarians in a midweek match. While he was unable to force a Test recall on tour he was deployed at outside-centre against Samoa the following November, scoring a try and sparking talk of a midfield rethink.

He continued to catch the eye on the domestic stage and retained his place in the England set-up for the 2011 Six Nations and appeared as a replacement centre in the games against France and Scotland. In a season where Banahan scored a storming hat-trick against Premiership rivals Northampton Saints, he was named in Martin Johnson's 45-man training squad for the World Cup. Banahan was selected in the final 30-man squad and made three substitute appearances in New Zealand.

But ahead of the 2012 Six Nations, Banahan failed to keep his place in the EPS and had to be content with a spot in the Saxons instead.

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Nov 28, 2014
Bath's Matt Banahan goes over for the opening try
Bath's Matt Banahan goes over for the opening try
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Nov 15, 2014
Scott Wilson is tackled by Matt Banahan
Scott Wilson is tackled by Matt Banahan
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May 2, 2014
Matt Banahan battles for the ball with Ben Foden
Matt Banahan battles for the ball with Ben Foden
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Dec 14, 2013
Matt Banahan offloads under pressure during Bath's thumping of Mogliano
Matt Banahan offloads under pressure during Bath's thumping of Mogliano
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