Rising Stars: Alex Matthews for Rugby Union
Every week we will be bringing you exclusive interviews with Exeter’s rising stars from across the university sporting board.
Despite being out of action due to injury last season, Alex Matthews is fast on the rise, and is looking at a spot in the 2nd or 3rdXV, a position he would easily have secured last year had he not been cruelly denied the opportunity by injury. This season offers Alex the first opportunity to show on the pitch the blistering pace for which he is renowned amongst the ladies of Mosaic. Alex talks exclusively to the Tab.
Name: Alex Matthews
Sport: Rugby Union
Position: Left wing
Weight: 79 kg
Matthews attended Pate’s Grammar School where he captained the side, and managed to secure a brief stint in the Gloucester academy. Unfortunately injury prevented him from representing Exeter at all last year.
Course: Geography BSc
Best attribute: Pace
Favourite drink: White Russian
Protein shake flavour: Vanilla
Mosaic or Timepiece: Timepiece Wednesday, although not afraid to dabble at Mosaic.
Lacrosse or netball girls: Not that fussy.
Blonde or brunette: See above.
Describe yourself in 3 words: Lazy, Impulsive, Rapscallion