Matthew Ridge

New Zealand Rugby Union Player
Born Aug 27, 1968

Matthew John Ridge is a New Zealand television presenter as well as a former All Black, and rugby league captain for the Manly Sea Eagles, New Zealand Warriors and Kiwis. He is now best known for his mischievous antics alongside his partner Marc Ellis in various TV shows like 'Game of Two Halves' and 'Marc & Matthew's Rocky Road to ...'.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Matthew Ridge.


1968 Birth Born on August 27, 1968.


1986 17 Years Old He at first played soccer in under-13 grades, but by the time he finished his schooling at Auckland Grammar School (having also done four years at Mount Albert Grammar School), he was a regular selection in Auckland age-group rugby union teams, and had been a member of the New Zealand Secondary Schools side in 1986.
1988 19 Years Old In 1988, a few weeks before his 19th birthday, he made his first-class rugby union début for the New Zealand Colts and picked up one late-season appearance for Auckland, where he made a good impression in a pressure match with Canterbury. He became a key player in the powerful Auckland side of the time and gained a reputation as a fearless player. Ridge was selected for the All Blacks in 1989 for the British tour, along with a number of other new players. … Read More


1992 23 Years Old Six games into his Manly career, Ridge was selected to play for the New Zealand national rugby league team against the touring Great Britain team. He did so again during the 1992 Great Britain Lions tour of Australasia. … Read More
1995 26 Years Old In the post-season Ridge captained the New Zealand national rugby league team that travelled to England for the 1995 Rugby League World Cup campaign, finishing the tournament in third place. … Read More
1998 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1998 he wrote an autobiography with Angus Gillies "Take No Prisoners" (Hodder Moa Beckett, 1998).


2010 41 Years Old In November 2010, Matthew and Carly announced the birth of their son, London Luca Ridge, born 16 November 2010. … Read More
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