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Playing squad 2011/2012

Matt Garvey

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Matt Garvey was in excellent form for London Irish during the first half of last season making 19 appearances for the Exiles. His last game of the season away against Munster in the Heineken Cup saw Garvey put in his best performance of the season against Paul O'Connell and Donnacha O'Callaghan who are arguably one of the best second row combinations in world rugby.

Garvey was London Irish's best defender during the 2010/11 season with a tackle completion rate of over 95%. The rightly received the defender of the season award at the London Irish end of season awards last May. Garvey has made 30 appearances for London Irish and is yet to cross the try line.

After displaying some promising performances last season, Matt Garvey, 24, really broke through this season, and before sustaining an injury, was regularly challenging for a starting spot in what has been a very competitive first team position at the club. His aggressive defence and ball carrying has led to regular praise from Head Coach, Toby Booth, for his outstanding performances and positive impacts on games.

He was named in the England Saxons squad for the fixture with Ireland Wolfhounds in January 2012.

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Recent news stories on Matt Garvey:

Date Type Headline
22.03.2014 Match Reports Irish Old boys spoil the Party
22.01.2014 Ezine News FINAL 5 GAMES PACKAGE
28.09.2013 Match Reports London Irish go down fighting at the Rec
27.09.2013 Club News London Irish team for Bath
04.05.2013 Match Reports Gutsy Exiles go down fighting at Welford Road
03.05.2013 Club News Skivington to captain Exiles against his former club
20.04.2013 Match Reports Irish come out on top in battle of Exiles
19.04.2013 Club News Hala’ufia back to face London Welsh
13.04.2013 Match Reports Exeter too strong for Exiles at Sandy Park
12.04.2013 Club News Irish include Ojo and Sinclair for trip to Exeter
03.04.2013 Club News Irish confirm Garvey departure at the end of the season
31.03.2013 Match Reports Irish and Sale draw in a thriller at Madstad
29.03.2013 Club News Tagicakibau back on the wing against Sharks
23.03.2013 Match Reports Powerful Irish out-muscle Worcester
21.03.2013 Club News Skivington to captain Exiles in St Patrick’s Party
02.03.2013 Match Reports Superb Saints see off Irish
01.03.2013 Club News Fisher in at number 8 for Irish
24.02.2013 Match Reports Irish fight back to claim valuable win
22.02.2013 Club News Hala’ufia and Treviranus back to face Wasps
16.02.2013 Match Reports Bath dominance up front sees them prevail over Irish
15.02.2013 Club News Exiles unchanged for visit to the Rec
09.02.2013 Match Reports Ferocious Irish defence earns victory over Saracens
08.02.2013 Club News Trio back to face Saracens
01.02.2013 Match Reports Irish claim losing bonus point away at Cardiff
31.01.2013 Club News Joseph starts against Cardiff Blues
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