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Name  Matt Geyer
Siblings  Mark Geyer
Weight  91 kg

Height  1.82 m
Role  Rugby Player
Matt Geyer Melbourne skipper Cameron Smith makes change for the best
Nieces  Montanna Geyer, Kennedi Geyer, Rafferti Geyer

Nephews  Mavrik Geyer, Logan Geyer

Matt Geyer (born 5 September 1975) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer. A New South Wales State of Origin representative winger, he played his club football primarily with the Melbourne Storm of the National Rugby League competition, winning the 1999 and 2007 grand finals with them. He also represented City Origin and played for the Western Reds. Geyer is also the younger brother of rugby league personality Mark Geyer.

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Playing career

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Geyer started his career in 1997 for the Western Reds in the Super League competition where his older brother Mark was captain. Upon the club's dissolution at the end of 1997 he became one of the foundation members of the Melbourne Storm when they started their first season in 1998. Since then, Geyer has become the most capped Melbourne Storm player, also holding the record for most tries for the club. Most of his career has been played at wing, but he has also played a large utility role at the club, including fullback, centre, five-eighth, halfback and hooker. While with the Storm he played for the Norths Devils in the 1998 Queensland Cup.

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He became the first Storm player to lead the NRL's point-scoring for the season (1999). That season he also played in all three State of Origin matches for New South Wales, scoring two tries.

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Geyer played at five-eighth in the 1999 NRL Grand Final and kicked the winning conversion to earn the Storm a premiership in only their second year in the NRL competition (in which he was the leading pointscorer for the season). He replaced Craig Smith, who had been knocked out (resulting in the Storm being awarded a penalty try). Geyer became the Storm's first player to make 200 appearances, against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks at Melbourne's Olympic Park in 2006. That season he was only remaining player from the 1999 grand final squad to also be a part of the Storm's 2006 NRL Grand Final loss to the Broncos. In 2007 Melbourne again reached the grand final and won against the Sea Eagles.

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During the 2008 season, Geyer had been playing off the interchange bench as he had for the 2007 finals series. After Will Chambers' season-ending injury, Geyer took up his centre position for the remainder of the season. On 14 July 2008 he became the first Melbourne Storm player to play 250 games. He played in the 2008 NRL Grand Final defeat by Manly and retired at conclusion of the 2008 season. He left Melbourne as the club's all-time top try scorer.

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In July 2009, Geyer revealed that he had made himself available for the Gold Coast Titans in the National Rugby League. However he ended up retiring in Queensland after playing in the Queensland Cup for the Norths Devils.

Post playing

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He was involved in coaching junior rugby league at the Currumbin Eagles JRL club where he had success in getting his teams to the Grand finals and ultimately winning his first premiership as a coach in the 2013 season, backing up again as premiership coach in 2014 and 2017, where his U16's team were crowned undefeated premiers for the 2017 season.

As a result, a large number of Matt's premiership winning team have been accepted into Sporting Excellence programs at high schools such as Palm Beach - Currumbin High School), with several of Matt's former and current players going on to gain Queensland Schoolboy and Queensland U16 (2017) State of Origin representative honors as well as Gold Coast Vikings and SEQ Kookaburra's representation. He now works as a maths/HPE teacher at Marymount College on the Gold Coast in Queensland.

NRL

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2014 season

References

Matt Geyer Wikipedia


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