Full name Matthew John Dunning
Born December 19, 1978, Calgary
Current age 35 years 224 days
Major teams Australia A, Force, Waratahs, Australia
Height 6 ft 0 in
Weight 264 lb
|IRB Rugby World Cup||2003-2007||6||5||1||0||0||0||0||0||4||2||0||66.66|
|The Rugby Championship||2004-2008||16||7||9||0||0||0||0||0||7||9||0||43.75|
|Test debut||Australia v Namibia at Adelaide, Oct 25, 2003 match details|
|Last Test||Wales v Australia at Millennium Stadium, Nov 28, 2009 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Tournament list|
Dunning has been a relative mainstay in the Wallabies front row since making his debut in the record 142-0 thrashing of Namibia in the 2003 World Cup.
The prop has also featured in the NSW Waratahs team for the best part of a decade, amassing a huge total of Super Rugby appearances in the process.
A player with Sydney's Eastwood in club rugby, Dunning is well known for his infamous accidental drop-goal while playing for the Waratahs in 2003.
With the Waratahs needing a try to earn a bonus point that would take them to the finals, Dunning kicked for goal knowing a miss would make the referee blow for a penalty that he was currently playing advantage for. Not knowing his own skill, Dunning landed the three-pointer, denying his team the opportunity to go for a try and costing them a finals berth.