Matthew "Matt" Cook (born 14 November 1986 in Warrington) is an English professional rugby league player, playing representative level for England, and at club level for Bradford, Castleford, Hull Kingston Rovers and London Broncos of Super League, as a prop, Second-row, or loose forward/lock.
Cook represented England at all levels up to under-19s in rugby union and up to under-18s in rugby league. He represented the England Academy rugby league side where he scored two tries in the record-breaking win over Australia. As a junior, he played with Bedford Swifts when they were both a rugby league and rugby union side.
Cook signed for Super League club Bradford from Saracens (rugby union) in December 2003.
In 2005, Cook made his Super League début against St. Helens and went on to make several appearances off the bench.
In 2006, Cook started the season with a 30-10 victory over National Rugby League premiers Wests Tigers in the 2006 World Club Challenge. He also played in the Challenge Cup round win against Hull F.C. where he was awarded the Man-of-the-Match and later that season played in the playoff simi final loss against Hull F.C.. Cook made his England début on 22 October 2006 against France (sub) and earned a second cap against Tonga (sub).
In 2007 Cook established a regular bench spot and made his first starting game against Leeds in the very controversial Millennium Magic match. Unfortunately Cook was ruled out for 3 months due to an injury to his wrist.
In 2008 Cook played four games of the bench during the Easter period before going to Castleford on loan. His loan was short lived when he got called back after just one month and he finished the season strong at Bradford by gaining a regular bench spot and starting four consecutive games.
Cook was on loan at Castleford for a month in the 2008 season playing 3 games.
On 1 September 2009 Cook signed for Hull Kingston Rovers on a 2-year contract, starting with the 2010 season.
Cook played for Hull Kingston Rovers in 2010 and 2011. From the 2012 season he played for the London Broncos.Scores and results list Matt's try tally first.