Matt O'Connor
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Full name Matthew Gerard O'Connor
Born January 29, 1971, Canberra, ACT
Current age 48 years 259 days
Major teams Australia
Position Centre

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1994-1994 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 100.00

Career statistics
Only Test Australia v Ireland at Brisbane, Jun 5, 1994 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list

Matt O'Connor has swapped Leicester Tigers for Leinster and will preside over the reigning RaboDirect PRO12 champions for the 2013-14 season as he steps into Joe Schmidt's shoes.

The son of a former Australian rugby league player, O'Connor played most of his club rugby in Canberra with the Brumbies and was capped at senior level by Australia against Ireland. He also took in a spell in Super League and a couple of seasons in Japan.

O'Connor coached in Japan before his return to Australia where he worked for four years with the Brumbies during which time he also coached Australia 'A' before joining Leicester Tigers.

He joined the Tigers coaching team in early 2009, with Tigers picking up the Premiership trophy at Twickenham and after retaining the Premiership title in May 2010, O'Connor became head coach in July of that year under Richard Cockerill.

And after guiding them to the 2013 Premiership title, O'Connor took up a three-year contract with Leinster.

Latest Articles
Matt O'Connor sacked as Leinster coach (May 21, 2015) Croft backs O'Connor for Leinster (Apr 30, 2013) Tigers rubbish O'Connor exit rumours (May 30, 2012) O'Connor open to joining England staff (May 12, 2012) Tigers coach slams treatment of Flood and Youngs (Mar 7, 2012) Matt O'Connor news and articles (9) »
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Feb 12, 2012
Leicester Tigers head coach Matt O'Connor
Leicester Tigers head coach Matt O'Connor
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Feb 27, 2010
Leicester's head coach Richard Cockerill and backs coach Matt O'Connor
Leicester's head coach Richard Cockerill and backs coach Matt O'Connor
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